1 Not by works of righteousness that you and I have done,
Not by any merits of our own,
But only by His grace, His grace, our heav’nly Father’s grace;
He saves us by believing on His Son.
By grace, by grace are ye saved,
And that not of yourselves;
It is the gift, the gift of God,
It is the gift of God.
2 Once in sin and tresspasses both you and I were dead,
Walking in the spirit of the world;
But grace so freely, freely giv’n, hath quickened us in Christ,
Who saved us by the precious blood He shed. [Refrain]
3 Tell it out in joyfulness, O tell it out in praise,
Glorifying God and blessing men;
That others by His grace, His grace, God’s more abounding grace,
May join the hallelujah that we raise. [Refrain]
Born: May 11, 1851, New York City.
Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.
Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute.
A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >