1 How free and boundless is the grace
Of our redeeming God,
Extending to the Greek and Jew,
And men of every blood!
2 The mightiest king, and meanest slave,
May his rich mercy taste;
He bids the beggar and the prince,
Unto the gospel feast.
3 None are excluded thence, but those,
Who do themselves exclude;
Welcome the learned and polite,
The ignorant and rude.
4 Come then, ye men of every name,
Of every rank and tongue;
What you are willing to receive,
Doth unto you belong.
Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XVI
|First Line:||How free and boundless is the grace|
|Title:||The Freeness of the Gospel|
|Author:||Benjamin Beddome (1787)|
|Source:||Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787|