Open Hymnal

Grace claims the Glory

1 NOT for the works which we have done,
Or shall hereafter do,
Hath God decreed on sinful worms
Salvation to bestow.

2 The glory, Lord, from first to last,
Is due to Thee alone:
Aught to ourselves we dare not take,
Or rob Thee of Thy crown.

3 Our glorious Surety undertook
To satisfy for man,
And grace was given us in Him
Before the world began.

4 This is Thy will, that in Thy love
We ever should abide;
And lo, we earth and hell defy
To make Thy counsel void.

5 Not one of all the chosen race
But shall to heaven attain;
Partake on earth the purposed grace,
And then with Jesus reign.

6 Of Father, Son, and Spirit, we
Extol the threefold care;
Whose love, whose merit, and whose power
Unite to lift us there.

Augustus M. Toplady, 1774

C. H. Spurgeon, Our Own Hymn Book: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public, Social and Private Worship, (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1883).

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