Grace Is Free

By faith I view my Savior dying

Author: Richard Jukes
Tune: EPHESUS (Auber)
Published in 127 hymnals

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1 By faith I view my Saviour dying
On the tree, on the tree;
To ev'ry sinner He is crying,
Look to me, look to me.
He bids the guilty now draw near,
Repent, believe, dismiss their fear;
Hark, hark! what precious words I hear:
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

2 Jesus, the Lord of life, hath spoken
Peace to me, peace to me;
Now all my chains of sin are broken,
I am free, I am free.
Soon as I on His name believed,
His pard'ning grace my soul received,
And was from sin and death retrieved,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

3 This precious truth, ye sinners hear it,
Mercy's free, mercy's free;
Ye ministers of God, declare it,
Mercy's free, mercy's free,
Visit the heathen's dark abode,
Proclaim to all the love of God,
And spread the glorious news abroad,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

4 Long as I live I'll still be crying,
Mercy's free, mercy's free;
And thus shall be my theme when dying,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.
And when the vale of death I've passed,
When lodged above the stormy blast,
I'll sing while endless ages last,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #83

Author: Richard Jukes

Rv Richard Jukes United Kingdom 1804-1867. Born at Clungunford, Shropshire, England, his father a stone mason, he was a prankster when young. He followed his father’s trade and became a stone mason for awhile before becoming an itinerant preacher. In 1829 he was part of a team missioning in Wiltshire and Aldbourne. His preaching was sometimes disturbed by efforts to disband the crowd, he even at times had eggs thrown at him. However, a society was formed and a barn was obtained for a place of worship. He was known as “the bard of the poor”. Over time he became a popular Primitive Methodist minister and hymn writer. He married Phoebe Pardoe (1805-1826) in 1825, but she died of typhus after less than a year of marriage. Late… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By faith I view my Savior dying
Title: Grace Is Free
Author: Richard Jukes
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


By faith I see [view] my Saviour dying. [Free Mercy.] This is No. 199 in J. Stamp's Christian's Spiritual Song Book, 1845, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. As given in the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, No. 520, stanzas i., ii., and iv. are from Stamp altered, and stanza iii. is by another hand. Daniel Sedgwick has marked this hymn as by “A. T. W.," but gives no authority for the ascription. In Stamp it is given anonymously.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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