By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless

By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless

Author: Christian Ludwig Scheidt
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless;
my soul, believe and doubt it not.
Why stagger at this word of promise?
Has Scripture ever falsehood taught?
No; then this word must true remain:
by grace you too shall heav'n obtain.

2 By grace! None dare lay claim to merit;
our works and conduct have no worth.
God in his love sent our Redeemer,
Christ Jesus, to this sinful earth;
his death did for our sins atone,
and we are saved by grace alone.

3 By grace God's Son, our only Savior,
came down to earth to bear our sin.
Was it because of your own merit
that Jesus died your soul to win?
No, it was grace, and grace alone,
that brought him from his heav'nly throne.

4 By grace! O mark this word of promise
when you are by your sins oppressed,
when Satan plagues your troubled conscience,
and when your heart is seeking rest.
What reason cannot comprehend
God by his grace to you will send.

5 By grace to timid hearts that tremble,
in tribulation's furnace tried,
by grace, in spite of fear and trouble,
the Father's heart is open wide.
Where could I help and strength secure,
if grace were not my anchor sure?

6 By grace! On this I'll rest when dying;
in Jesus' promise I rejoice;
for though I know my heart's condition,
I also know my Savior's voice.
My heart is glad, all grief has flown,
since I am saved by grace alone.

7 By grace! This ground of faith is certain;
so long as God is true, it stands.
What saints have penned by inspiration,
what in his Word our God commands,
what our whole faith must rest upon,
is grace alone, grace in his Son.


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #432

Author: Christian Ludwig Scheidt

Christian Ludwig Scheidt, b. 1709, Waldenburg; d. 1761, Hanover, hofrat and librarian at Hanover Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless
Title: By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless
German Title: Aus Gnaden soll ich selig werden
Author: Christian Ludwig Scheidt
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE (Dretzel)


AUS GNADEN SOLL ICH SELIG WERDEN


O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE

Johann Balthaser König (b. Waltershausen, near Gotha, Germany, 1691; d. Frankfurt, Germany, 1758) composed this tune, which later became associated with Johann Mentzer's hymn "O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte" (Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices). The harmonization is from the Wurttembergische Choral…

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The Cyber Hymnal #709
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Christian Worship #384

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #226

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Lutheran Service Book #566

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Lutheran Worship #351

Praise y Adoración #114a

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The Cyber Hymnal #709

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #456

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #432

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