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