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, thro' faith alone,
A faith thou must thyself impart;
A faith that would by works be shown,
A faith that purifies the heart:
3 This is the faith we humbly seek,
The faith in thy all-cleansing blood;
That faith which doth for sinners speak
O let it speak us up to God!
Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #147