| GRACE! ’tis a charming sound,
Harmonious to the ear:
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.
|2|| Grace first inscribed my name
In life’s eternal book:
’Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb
Who all my sorrows took.
|3|| Grace taught my wandering feet
To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet
While pressing on to God.
|4|| Grace taught my soul to pray,
And made my joy o’erflow,
’Tis grace has kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.
|5|| Grace all the work shall crown
Through everlasting days;
It lays in Heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.
|6|| O let that grace inspire
My soul with strength divine!
May all my powers to Thee aspire,
And all my days be Thine.
|Philip Doddridge, 1702-51,
Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740-78