Grace, and grace alone, could save a wretch like me.
I could not die for my own sins. Christ had to die for me.
A thousand deaths would not atone for my eternity;
Christ’s blood, and His alone, bought my sanctity.
His light, and His alone, shined deep within my soul.
The darkness of my heart was readily exposed.
His Word, and His alone, could speak new life in me.
My sin is great, but greater still, His grace has set me free.
His love, and His alone, drew me to His Son;
In covenant with Him, to be His very own.
In goodness, and in His alone, He brought me to repent,
To turn, to trust, to follow Jesus, whom He had sent.
His power, and His alone, gives life beyond my dreams;
Life in Christ, the life of grace, according to His means.
His glory, and His alone, suffices as an end.
His purpose in heaven and on earth, for Him; for me. Amen.
(This poem is the result of waking this morning around 5:00, hearing the steady refreshing rain that has been needful for so long. The next thing that came to mind was God’s grace, and after a few minutes I got up and began to write. Following are the Biblical references that apply. I pray that those who read may use one or both to discover and refresh your heart in the truth of God’s grace and His glory.)
Grace ~ Ephesians 2:7-9; 4:7; 2:1-4 2 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:18-20
Christ’s Blood ~ 2 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:18-20
His Light ~ 2 Corinthians 4:-6-7; Genesis 6:5
His Word ~1 Peter 1:3, 23-25; James 1:18; Romans 5:20-21
His Love ~ 1 John 4: 9-10; 1 John:1-3; John :44-45; Ephesians 1:4-5
His Goodness ~ Romans 2: 4; Psalms 107:8; John 17:3
His Power ~ Ephesians 3:19; Romans 8:1-4
His Glory ~ Psalm 73:24; Romans 11:36; 2 Cor. 3:18;Colossians 3:1-4
- Grace Crowned with Glory (agoldentreasury.com)
14 thoughts on “Grace and Grace Alone”
Thank you, I enjoyed this…funny thing…it is raining as I read this! 🙂
God’s grace is not limited. Sometimes it is even more refreshing ~ the longer we are kept waiting; sometimes we tend to take it for granted.
I love the poem Mrs. Rogers! 🙂
Haley, I was thinking of you when I was writing. You express yourself so well in poetry. It is not something that I do often. This morning was a very unique experience of God’s grace.
What a beautiful poem and the truth is even more lovely! What a wonderful Savior!
Thank you for taking time to comment. The truth of God’s grace is indeed beautiful, and as wonderful as He is.
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Frances, I love the poem. It strongly conveys to be that you believe by grace “alone” something opposed to one of the links you provide at the bottom of your article
What is your view of an except from this link?
Thank you for reading, and watching out for the truth of God’s grace.
I have removed the link. As a disciple of Christ I pray for a more diligent, and distinct discipline, so as to dissect, detect, discern, and determine what I will write, and the links that I will add to this blog.
Quoting Spurgeon in response to your question:
“It is boasted that the will of man is free, yet Luther was quite correct when he called it a slave! Never is it so much a slave as when it brags of its own liberty!”
Thank you Frances. It’s a rare thing for a blog comment to warm my heart. Yours is one.
Bography, I praise the Lord that He gives us hearts that can be warmed.
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