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The graces of the Christian life

The graces of the Christian life

Author: D. R. Lucas
Tune: [The graces of the Christian life]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The graces of the Christian life
To faith must be added be,
Lest we forget, amid the strife,
We were from sin set free.

2 Our calling and election sure,
Upon these works depend,
To form a life that will endure,
In worlds that never end.

3 Virtue and knowledge of the Lord,
Temperance and patience, too,
With godliness we keep the Word,
Good will to brethren due.

4 The crowning grace of all the seven,
The pure and peaceful love,
The last on earth, though first n Heav’n,
Is found below, above.

5 Abundant entrance we’ll receive,
When free from care and strife,
On earth our sins and sorrows leave,
And gain eternal life.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12007

Author: D. R. Lucas

Daniel Robertson Lucas, b. Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., January 14, 1840; m. Mary Longley in 1862; joined 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and appointed chaplain of the regiment; later studied for the ministry; in 1876, settled in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastored the Central Christian Church and helped found Drake University; Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and secretary of the Morton Monument Commission; d. March 11, 1907 From Daniel R. Lucas papers, WWW site, Mar. 18, 2004… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The graces of the Christian life
Author: D. R. Lucas


The Cyber Hymnal #12007
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12007

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