It's All of Grace

It’s all of Grace; though marred by sin

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [It’s all of Grace; though marred by sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It’s all of Grace; tho’ marred by sin,
All scarred without, all stained within;
God loves us with a mighty love,
A love all other loves above.

Refrain:
It’s all of Grace; a gift we take
Which God bestows for Jesus’ sake;
For none shall see the Father’s face
Save needy sinners, saved by grace.

2 It’s all of Grace; the debt was paid,
When on the Lamb our sin was laid;
No gifts, no toils, no tears, no sighs,
Add value to that sacrifice. [Refrain]

3 It’s all of Grace; the light we see,
The air we breathe is not more free;
Nor fertile rain that heav’n distils,
Than pard’ning grace to him that wills. [Refrain]

4 It’s all of Grace; not so secure
Shall sun and moon and stars endure;
As that firm rock to which we cling,
The word of our great God and King. [Refrain]

5 It’s all of Grace; your strivings cease,
God saves for nothing, go in peace;
Sin not, but serve Him as you ought,
And thank Him that He saves for naught. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #10

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. 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: It’s all of Grace; though marred by sin
Title: It's All of Grace
Author: J. H. Sammis
Refrain First Line: It’s all of Grace; a gift we take
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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