We have no outward righteousness

We have no outward righteousness

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: EFFINGHAM (15433)
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d344

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #220

Appendix to Mennonite Hymn Book #d58

Faith Hymns #d154

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #43

Free Methodist Hymnal #d655

General Baptist Hymn Book #d500

Hallowed Songs #d366

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #305

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #446

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #446

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d521

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d535

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #436

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Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #147

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Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #137b

Spiritual Melodies #d334

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d392

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d842

The Chapel Hymn Book #d374

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #119

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d786

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #387

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #392

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