Monday, February 26, 2007

Lent: Day 5

Grace, Greater than Our Sin

Text: Julia H. Johnston, in Hymns Tried and True (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: The Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­ci­a­tion, 1911), num­ber 2.

Music: Daniel B. Towner, 1910.

You can view the full text and listen to the MIDI here at the Cyber Hymnal.

Here is the second verse and the chorus of this simple, direct hymn about the truth of the grace of God through Jesus Christ:

Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.

Refrain: Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

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