Sufficiency and Freeness

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1 O what amazing words of grace
Are in the gospel found,
Suited to every sinner’s case
Who hears the joyful sound!

2 Poor, sinful, thirsting, fainting souls
Are freely welcome here;
Salvation like a river rolls
Abundant, free and clear.

3 This spring with living water flows
And heavenly joy imparts;
Come, thirsty souls, your wants disclose
And drink with thankful hearts.

4 Come then, with all your wants and wounds,
Your every burden bring;
Here love, unchanging love, abounds,
A deep celestial spring.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #254

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what amazing words of grace
Title: Sufficiency and Freeness
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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