Love, Mercy and Grace

'Twas Love that gave at greatest cost

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Twas Love that gave at greatest cost]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas Love that gave at greatest cost
A Life, that mine should not be lost.
The Love that died in deep despair
My debt fully satisfied there.

It was Love that took my place
On the cross of Calvary;
it was grace, redeeming grace,
That paid my ransom full and free.
Over sin, without, within,
I have the victory,
Thro’ grace, marvelous grace, that lives in me.

2 The love that freely al forgives
In fullness now within me lives;
Thro’ ev’ry trial this I see;
His grace is sufficient for me. [Chorus]

3 God’s love, His mercy and His grace,
Combine to raise a fallen race;
His hand is ready, ere we call,
Held out with forgiveness for all. [Chorus]

Source: The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal #153

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Twas Love that gave at greatest cost
Title: Love, Mercy and Grace
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: It was love that took my place



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Hymns of Grace #d462

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The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal #153

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