1 Pray, tell me, how cam'st thou so easily in
Through yonder bright portals of heaven,
Since not to a soul here polluted by sin
Admission there ever was given?
Wast thou not akin to the fallen?
2 By grace did I live, and in grace did I die,
By grace did I enter these portals,
Lo, this is the ground and the reason why I
Am one of the blessed immortals,
Who sing hallelujah for ever.
3 Oh, blessed art thou who in life and in death
Hast grace for thine only foundation!
For sinners condemned, so His holy Word saith,
Can plead nothing else for salvation.
For grace, then, give thanks everlasting.
Source: Sunday School Book: containing liturgy and hymns for the Sunday School (Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #99