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This is grace

The favor that could ne'er be bought

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [The favor that could ne’er be bought]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The favor that could ne’er be bought,
The goodness that was all unsought,
The sacrifice beyond all thought,
This is grace, His wondrous grace.

Grace flowing for me,
Grace flowing so free,
O wonderful grace,
Flowing from Calvary.

2 The mercy which is undeserved,
The love which stoop’d to earth, and serv’d,
The loving kindness still reserved,
This is grace, His wondrous grace. [Refrain]

3 The burning love that t’ward us glow’d,
The bounty lavishly bestowed,
The stream which from Mount Calv’ry flow’d,
This is grace, His wondrous grace. [Refrain]

4 The tenderness that mov’d His heart,
And led him from His all to part,
The daily strength He doth impart,
This is grace, His wondrous grace. [Refrain]

5 The love like sun’s converging rays,
That sets my poor cold love ablaze,
That ever will my heart amaze,
This is grace, His wondrous grace. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #110

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The favor that could ne'er be bought
Title: This is grace
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Grace flowing for me
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