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O grace that did for all my guilt atone

Hear what the Lord hath done for me

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [Hear what the Lord hath done for me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Hear what the Lord hath done for me,
A captive bound He set me free;
My blinded eyes He made to see.
O wondrous grace of God!

O grace that did for all my guilt atone!
O grace that would a helpless sinner own!
To all the world that grace would I make known!
O wondrous, boundless grace of God!

2 He suffered Calv’ry’s death of shame,
That I might peace and pardon claim;
And life eternal through His name,
O wondrous grace of God! [Refrain]

3 He gives me joy unknown before,
He saves and keeps me by His pow’r;
His presence lights my darkest hour,
O wondrous grace of God! [Refrain]

4 Such love I cannot comprehend,
That Christ my Lord would condescend
To be my Brother and my Friend,
O wondrous grace of God! [Refrain]

5 His grace will guide me all the way,
Sufficient, still, for ev’ry day;
He cannot fail me, come what may,
O wondrous grace of God! [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #101

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent fiver years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear what the Lord hath done for me
Title: O grace that did for all my guilt atone
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm