Tuesday Hymns: “By Grace I’m Saved, Grace Free and Boundless”

Hymns sung in corporate worship should always have a solid Biblical foundation. Our Tuesday Hymn for this week, By Grace I’m Saved, Grace Free and Boundless, is such a hymn. Christian L. Scheidt, the author, writes of the truth of Scripture, the sinfulness of man, the grace that is ours through Jesus Christ, and the peace that is promised to the Christian who rests in “this ground of faith [that] is certain.” It is usually sung to the tune, MENTZER.

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.

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.

By grace! O, mark this word of promise
When thou art by thy sins oppressed,
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.

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.

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