During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

How matchless is our Savior's grace

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

First Line: How matchless is our Savior's grace
Author: Matthias Loy

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #225

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a225

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #225

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.