1 Wondrous their mystery, glorious their history,
Touched with the beauty of Jesus’ own face;
Tongue cannot tell of them, though the hearts swell with them:
Such are the secrets of God’s sweet grace.
Wonderful grace, oh, wonderful grace;
All the world over may sad hearts discover
The secrets of God’s sweet grace.
2 Sweet in their purity, strong in their surety,
Bound by no limit of time or of space;
Yet if in Him we hide, matters not what betide,
Our are the secrets of God’s sweet grace. [Refrain]
3 Once we have known their pow’r, e’en in life’s darkest hour,
Golden with promise their glory we trace;
Come to Him, hide in Him, let your life bide in Him,
Blest with the secrets of God’s sweet grace. [Refrain]
Born: April 26, 1877, Argentine, Michigan.
Died: September 3, 1967, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Grimes was the first child of Stephen and Ada Potter Atherton, and had seven brothers. In 1900, she married broom maker Elliot Grant Grimes in Vernon, Michigan. She had a stepdaughter, Corabelle Grimes Shorden, one son, Leon Elliot Grimes, and an adopted daughter, Mary Patricia Green Jacobs. She became a writer at an early age, and worked as an editor for the Southern Agriculturist magazine in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to writing, she was an accomplished pianist and a music teacher. In 1920, she and her son Leon worked for Dr. William Fewkes of the Smithsonian Institute, exploring the A… Go to person page >