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]
Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >