How shall we escape

O the wondrous grace of Christ

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [O the wondrous grace of Christ]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Oh, the wondrous grace of Christ,
Dying our souls to save!
For sinners lost, a gift unpriced,
Even his life he gave.

If we neglect this salvation free,
How can we hope to escape at last?
Now is the time, the accepted time,
Oh, come, ere the day is past.

2 No tomorrow dare we claim,
Now is his day of grace;
“None other name, none other name,”
Offers a hiding-place. [Refrain]

3 Why delay when Jesus calls,
Standing outside the gate?
Repent, believe, ere darkness falls,
Haste, for the hour grows late. [Refrain]

4 Peace and pardon, life and love,
Guidance along the way,
May now be yours from Christ above,
If you but come today. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #107

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

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First Line: O the wondrous grace of Christ
Title: How shall we escape
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: If we neglect this salvation free
Copyright: Public Domain


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