"Grace! 'Tis a Charming Sound"
              by Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751, stanzas 1, 2, 4 & 6
               by Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778, stanzas 3 & 5
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Grace! 'Tis a charming sound,
        Harmonious to the ear;
        Heaven with the echo shall resound,
        And all the earth shall hear.

        2. Grace first contrived the way
        To save rebellious man,
        And all the steps that grace display
        Which drew the wondrous plan.

        3. Grace first inscribed my name
        In God's eternal book;
        'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,
        Who all my sorrows took.

        4. Grace led my wandering feet
        To tread the heavenly road;
        And new supplies each hour I meet
        While pressing on to God.

        5. Grace taught my soul to pray
        And made mine eyes o'erflow;
        'Twas grace that kept me to this day
        And will not let me go.

        6. Grace all the work shall crown
        Through everlasting days;
        It lays in heaven the topmost stone
        And well deserves the praise.

Notes: Hymn #374 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ephesians 2:5 Author: Philip Doddridge, 1755; stanzas 1, 2, 4, 6 Author: Augustus M. Toplady, 1776; stanzas 3, 5 Composer: William H. Monk, 1861 Tune: "Energy"
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