Are We Aware of God’s Grace?

abstract cross6In worship today, we’ll sing this old hymn together.  It is, without doubt, a hymn that directs us to a pious life.

Are we so aware of God’s grace in our lives that we can’t help sing “loudest praise”?

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the name! I’m fixed upon it
Name of Thy redeeming love

Are we aware that God is sovereign in our lives, even our salvation?

Hitherto Thy love has blessed me
Thou hast brought me to this place
And I know Thy hand will bring me
Safely home by Thy good grace
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Are we aware of the debt we owe because of God’s grace? And, even then, we still wander away from the God we love.

Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Are we aware that, one day, because of His sovereign grace, all things will be made new?

Oh that day when freed from sinning
I shall see Thy lovely face
Full arrayed in blood-washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry
Bring Thy promises to pass
For I know Thy pow’r will keep me
Till I’m home with Thee at last

Credits:
Words by Robert Robinson (1758), fourth verse alternate words by Bob Kauflin, music by Asahel Nettleton (1825)
Public Domain.

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