"By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless"
                      by Christian L. Scheidt, 1709-1761
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless;
        My soul, believe and doubt it not.
        Why stagger at this word of promise?
        Hath Scripture ever falsehood taught?
        Nay; then this word must true remain;
        By grace thou, too, shalt heav'n obtain.

        2. By grace! None dare lay claim to merit;
        Our works and conduct have no worth.
        God in His love sent our Redeemer,
        Christ Jesus, to this sinful earth;
        His death did for our sins atone,
        And we are saved by grace alone.

        3. By grace! Oh, mark this word of promise
        When thou art by thy sins opprest,
        When Satan plagues thy troubled conscience,
        And when thy heart is seeking rest.
        What reason cannot comprehend
        God by His grace to thee doth send.

        4. By grace God's Son, our only Savior,
        Came down to earth to bear our sin.
        Was it because of thine own merit
        That Jesus died thy soul to win?
        Nay, it was grace, and grace alone,
        That brought Him from His heavenly throne.

        5. By grace! This ground of faith is certain;
        So long as God is true, it stands.
        What saints have penned by inspiration,
        What in His Word our God commands,
        What our whole faith must rest upon,
        Is Grace alone, grace in His Son.

        6. By grace to timid hearts that tremble,
        In tribulation's furnace tried,--
        By grace, despite all fear and trouble,
        The Father's heart is open wide.
        Where could I help and strength secure
        If grace were not my anchor sure?

Notes: Hymn #373 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ephesians 2:8, 9 Author: Christian L. Scheidt, 1742, cento Titled: "Aus Gnaden soll ich selig werden" Composer: Kornelius H. Dretzel, 1731 Tune: "O dass ich tausend"
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