1 We have no outward righteousness,
No merits or good works to plead;
We only can be saved by grace;
Thy grace, O Lord, is free indeed.
2 Save us by grace, through faith alone--
A faith thou must thyself impart;
A faith that would by works be shown,
A faith that purifies the heart;
3 A faith that doth the mountains move,
A faith that shows our sins forgiven,
A faith that sweetly works by love,
And ascertains our claim to heaven.
4 This is the faith we humbly seek,
The faith in thy all-cleansing blood;
That faith which doth for sinners speak,
Oh, let it speak us up to God!
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #392