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Free Grace

Free grace to every heaven born soul

Author: John Dracup
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Free grace to every heaven-born soul
Will be their constant theme;
Long as eternal ages roll,
They’ll still adore the Lamb.

2 Free grace alone can wipe the tears
From our lamenting eyes;
Can raise our souls from guilty fears
To joy that never dies.

3 [Free grace can death itself outbrave,
And take its sting away;
Can souls unto the utmost save,
And them to heaven convey.

4 Our Saviour, by free grace alone,
His building shall complete;
With shouting bring forth the head stone,
Crying, Grace, grace to it.

5 May I be found a living stone,
In Salem’s streets above;
And help to sing before the throne,
Free grace and dying love.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #215

Author: John Dracup

Dracup, John, was born in 1723, but the place of birth and circumstances of early life not known. In 1755 he became pastor of the Independent Church at Steep Lane, Sowerby, near Halifax; but in 1772, having apparently changed his views on Baptism, left Steep Lane, and became a minister among the Baptists, first at Kodhill-end, near Todmorden, and then at Rochdale. In 1784, the members of the Independent Church at Steep Lane, having in the interval followed his example and become Baptists, invited him to re-settle among them. This he did, and continued their pastor until his death, May 28, 1795. In 1787, Mr. Dracup published a small volume of 63 hymns with the title, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, by John Dracup, Minister of the Gospel at Sow… Go to person page >

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First Line: Free grace to every heaven born soul
Title: Free Grace
Author: John Dracup
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d16


A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #215

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #171

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The Baptist Hymn Book #492

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