Friday, January 18, 2008

Grace Greater than Our Sin (Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord)

Hymn lyrics by Julia H. Johnston,
Music by Daniel B. Towner
Verse 1
  • Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
  • Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
  • Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
  • There where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.
  • 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.
Verse 2
  • 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.
Verse 3
  • Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
  • What can avail to wash it away?
  • Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
  • Brighter than snow you may be today.
Verse 4
  • Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
  • Freely bestowed on all who believe!
  • You that are longing to see His face,
  • Will you this moment His grace receive?


Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite hymns. It's nice to see all the hymns. So many churches now a days are leaving them behind, because they are "outdated". New is not always better. It makes me think of Jeremiah 6:16.

jinky said...

i really love this hymn too...
Actually it's my favorite...