Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Romans 10:4
Words & Music: Philip P. Bliss, Sunshine for Sunday Schools (Cincinnati, Ohio & Chicago, Illinois: John Church & Root & Sons, 1874), page 82 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Just before Christmas, 1871, Mrs. Bliss asked a friend,What shall I get for my husband as a Christmas present?And, at the suggestion of this friend, purchased and presented him with the bound volume of a monthly English periodical called Things New and Old.
Many things in these books of interpretation of Scripture and illustrations of Gospel truth were blessed to him, and from the reading of something in one of these books…suggested this glorious Gospel song.
Whittle, p. 132
Free from the law, O happy condition,
Jesus has bled and there is remission,
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all.
Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O brother, believe it;
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.
Now we are free, there’s no condemnation,
Jesus provides a perfect salvation.
Come unto Me, O hear His sweet call,
Come, and He saves us once for all.
Children of God, O glorious calling,
Surely His grace will keep us from falling;
Passing from death to life at His call;
Blessèd salvation once for all.