September 08, 2015


"For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God...  (Ephesians 2:8 AMP)."

Without grace my heart would be estranged;
   Wayward, rebellious, faithless and lost.
But, oh, in grace my God has arranged
   To rescue my soul at infinite cost.

Proud man, reckon that you are nothing
   Apart from the Christ of matchless grace.
Of this God-man exuberantly sing,
   While proud self-centered thought you erase.