"The Gospel Shows the Father's Grace"

                   by Matthias Loy, 1828-1915

                                 Text From:

                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The Gospel shows the Father's grace,

        Who sent His Son to save our race,

        Proclaims how Jesus lived and died

        That man might thus be justified.

        2. It sets the Lamb before our eyes,

        Who made the atoning sacrifice,

        And call the souls with guilt opprest

        To come and find eternal rest.

        3. It brings the Savior's righteousness

        Our souls to robe in royal dress;

        From all our guilt it brings release

        And gives the troubled conscience peace.

        4. It is the power of God to save

        From sin and Satan and the grave;

        It works the faith, which firmly clings

        To all the treasures which it brings.

        5. It bears to all the tidings glad

        And bids their hearts no more be sad;

        The heavy-laden souls it cheers

        And banishes their guilty fears.

        6. May we in faith its tidings learn

        Nor thanklessly its blessings spurn;

        May we in faith its truth confess

        And praise the Lord our Righteousness!

Notes: Hymn #297 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: John 3: 16 Author: Matthias Loy, 1863 Tune: Herr Jesu Christ, dich 1st Published in: "Cantionale Germanicum" Town: Dresden, 1628
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