Perseverance the Effect of Grace

Grace is Jehovah's sovereign will

Author: John Stevens
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Grace is Jehovah’s sovereign will,
In an eternal covenant sure;
Which for his seed he will fulfil,
Longer than sun and moon endure.

2 Grace is a firm but friendly hand,
Put forth by God to save his own;
And by that grace, through faith, we stand,
Adoring at our Father’s throne.

3 There grace its peaceful sceptre wields,
Inviting souls to venture near;
There Christ his saving Spirit yields
To those whose sins he deigned to bear.

4 Lord, help us on thy grace to stand,
And every trial firm endure;
Preservèd by thy sovereign hand,
And by thy oath and covenant sure.

5 Thy willingness to save thy seed,
Is as they stand in Christ their Head;
No act thy grace can supersede,
For thine must live, though they were dead.

6 Thanks, everlasting thanks be given
To God, to Christ, to matchless grace;
And to that Dove who seals for heaven
All who shall sing Jehovah’s praise!

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #224

Author: John Stevens

Stevens, John, was born at Aldwinkle, in Northamptonshire, June 8th, 1776. About the age of sixteen he went to London, where he joined the Baptist church in Grafton Street, whose pastor was at that time R. Burnham. He began to preach, and in 1797 became minister at Oundle, soon afterwards at St. Neots, and then at Boston. In 1811, after the death of Burnham, he was invited to succeed him at Grafton Street. Stevens had popular gifts as a preacher: the place became too small, and ultimately a new chapel was built in Meard's Court, Soho, where he continued to minister until he died Oct. 6, 1847. Stevens was a High Calvinist in theology, and an ardent polemic. He wrote several controversial works, the most famous of which was entitled, A Sc… Go to person page >

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First Line: Grace is Jehovah's sovereign will
Title: Perseverance the Effect of Grace
Author: John Stevens
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #224

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The Baptist Hymn Book #771

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