How matchless is our Savior's grace

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1 How matchless is our Savior's grace,
That seeks and saves our ruined race!
How wondrous God's benignant plan.
By Him to save rebellious man!

2 Long ere the Holy Child was born
Who changed our night to glorious morn,
The promise which foretold the day
Cheered sighing saints upon their way.

3 And still the promise cheers the fold
With prospects bright of joys untold,
While foes beset, on every hand,
Their pathway to the promised land.

4 And shall the lambs be spurned away
To save themselves as best they may?
Is there for these no promise given,
No means to make them heirs of heaven?

5 The promise is to them--they share
The claim to lasting treasures there:
For Jesus suffered shame and pain
To cleanse them too from every stain.

6 And where baptismal waters flow,
He comes to save from sin and woe:
May we this promise ne'er despise,
But with our children claim the prize.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #225

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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Author: Matthias Loy

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