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695. By Grace I Am an Heir of Heaven

1 By grace I am an heir of heaven:
why doubt this, O my trembling heart?
If what the Scriptures promise clearly
is true and firm in ev'ry part,
this also must be truth divine:
by grace a crown of life is mine.

2 By grace alone shall I inherit
that blissful home beyond the skies.
Works count for naught, the Lord incarnate
hath won for me the heav'nly prize.
Salvation by his death he wrought,
his grace alone my pardon bought.

3 By grace! These precious words remember
when sorely by thy sins oppressed,
when Satan comes to vex thy spirit,
when troubled conscience sighs for rest;
what reason cannot comprehend,
God doth to thee by grace extend.

4 By grace! Be this in death my comfort;
despite my fears, 'tis well with me.
I know my sin in all its greatness,
but also him who sets me free.
My heart to naught but joy gives place
since I am saved by grace, by grace.

Text Information
First Line: By grace I am an heir of heaven
Title: By Grace I Am an Heir of Heaven
Author (cento): Christian L. Scheidt (1742)
Translator: H. Brueckner
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Christian Life: Assurance; Faith: In Christ; Grace: Fullness of (2 more...)
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Georg Neumark (1657)
Key: g minor

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