Grace is free

There is nothing like the old, old story

Author: Emma M. Johnston
Tune: [There’s nothing like the old, old story]
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 There’s nothing like the old, old story,
Grace is free, grace is free!
Which saints and martyrs tell in glory,
Grace is free, grace is free!
It brought them thro’ the flood and flame,
By it they fought and overcame,
And now they cry thro’ His dear Name,
Grace is free, grace is free!

Refrain:
There’s nothing like the old, old story,
Grace is free, grace is free!
Which saints and martyrs tell in glory,
Grace is free, grace is free!

2 There’s only hope in trusting Jesus,
Grace is free, grace is free!
From sin that doom'd He died to free us,
Grace is free, grace is free!
Who would not tell the story sweet
Of love so wondrous, so complete,
And fall in rapture at His feet,
Grace is free, grace is free! [Refrain]

3 From age to age the theme is telling,
Grace is free, grace is free!
From shore to shore the strains are swelling,
Grace is free, grace is free!
And when that time shall cease to be,
And faith is crown'd with victory,
'Twill sound thro' all eternity,
Grace is free, grace is free! [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #219

Author: Emma M. Johnston

Born: October 18, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Robert Elliott Johnston and Grace Acheson Johnston, Emma was baptized at the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended different churches in Philadelphia, including Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, where composer William Kirkpatrick also worshipped. She worked as a school teacher, and McElroy’s 1873 Directory of Philadelphia listed her as an authoress. After her elder sister, Esther Elliott Johnston Boyd, was widowed, the two sisters moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where they shared a house. --www.hymntime.com/… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is nothing like the old, old story
Title: Grace is free
Author: Emma M. Johnston

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