May the Grace of Christ Our Savior

May the grace of Christ our Savior, And the Father's boundless love

Author: John Newton (1779)
Published in 534 hymnals

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May the grace of Christ our Savior
and the Father's boundless love,
with the Holy Spirit's favor,
rest upon us from above.
Thus may we abide in union
with each other and the Lord,
and possess in sweet communion,
joys which earth cannot afford.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #345

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >


May the grace of Christ our [the] Saviour; And the Father's, &c. J. Newton. [Close of Service.] This paraphrase of 2 Cor. xiii. 14, appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. iii., No. 101, in 1 stanza of 8 lines. As a short hymn for the close of Divine Service it has become very popular, and is in use in all English-speaking countries, and sometimes as "May the grace of Christ the Saviour." It has also been translated into several languages. The Latin translation "Gratia nostri Salvatoris," is in Bingham's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #726Text
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Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #506
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #326TextPage Scan
Church Family Worship #504
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #524
Common Praise (1998) #481Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #520Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #446aTextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #446bTextPage Scan
Great Songs of the Church #17
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #351Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #423
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #181
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #762
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #370Text
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #333
Hymns to the Living God #345TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #441Text
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #579
Singing the Faith #504
Small Church Music #1053Audio
Small Church Music #2772Audio
Small Church Music #2797Audio
Small Church Music #3591Audio
Small Church Music #5769Audio
Small Church Music #6071Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #675
The Cyber Hymnal #4181TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #608TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #298a
The New English Hymnal #298bPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #545
The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #56a
The Worshiping Church #838
The Worshiping Church #841TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #777
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #730TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #419TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #742Page Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #672
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #530
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