(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
Grace! ’tis a charming sound, Harmonious to the ear;
Heav’n with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear.
Saved by grace alone! This is all my plea:
Jesus died for all mankind, And Jesus died for me.
‘Twas grace that wrote my name In life’s eternal book;
‘Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, Who all my sorrows took.
Grace taught my wand’ring feet To tread to heav’nly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet, While pressing on to God.
Grace taught my soul to pray, And made mine eyes o’erflow,
‘Twas grace which kept me to this day, And ill not let me go.
O let Thy grace inspire My soul with strength divine;
May all my pow’rs to Thee aspire, And all my days be Thine.