Not Under Law, But Under Grace

I well remember when I saw

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [I well remember when I saw]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 I well remember when I saw
Myself condemned before the law,
Heard Sinai’s awful thunders roll,
While fear possessed my trembling soul.

“Not under law,” that could not save,
But doomed me to a hopeless grave;
“But under grace,” where I am free
Through Jesus Christ who died for me.

2 ‘Twas then in sore dismay I turned,
And sought the mercy I had spurned;
‘Twas then, by faith, mine eyes could see
Christ dying on the Cross for me. [Refrain]

3 That rapturous hour I’ll ne’er forget,
When God forgave me all my debt,
And, what the law could ne’er have done,
His grace accomplished by His Son. [Refrain]

4 No more the threatening law I dread,
But I have constant peace instead.
And live, through Him who took my place,
“Not under law but under grace.” [Refrain]

5 No condemnation now have I,
Unclouded sunshine fills my sky;
Mine is a happy dwelling place,
“Not under law but under grace.” [Refrain]

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #272

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent on a farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five 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 Herald" of 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I well remember when I saw
Title: Not Under Law, But Under Grace
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Not under law, that could not save
Copyright: Public Domain



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