470. How Vast the Benefits Divine

1 How vast the benefits divine
which we in Christ possess!
We are redeemed from guilt and shame
and called to holiness.
But not for works which we have done,
or shall hereafter do,
hath God decreed on sinful men
salvation to bestow.

2 The glory, Lord, from first to last,
is due to thee alone;
aught to ourselves we dare not take,
or rob thee of thy crown.
Our glorious Surety undertook
to satisfy for man,
and grace was given us in him
before the world began.

3 This is thy will, that in thy love
we ever should abide;
that earth and hell should not prevail
to turn thy word aside.
Not one of all the chosen race
but shall to heav'n attain,
partake on earth the purposed grace
and then with Jesus reign.

Text Information
First Line: How vast the benefits divine
Title: How Vast the Benefits Divine
Author: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) (1774; Alt. 1961)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Election; Blessed Hope; Covenant of Grace (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. MATTHEW
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: B♭ Major



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