Scripture Verse

To each one of us grace has been given. Ephesians 4:7


Augustus M. Toplady
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Verses 1, 2, 4 & 6, Phi­lip Dodd­ridge, 1740; vers­es 3 & 5, Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy, 1776, alt.

Music: Sil­ver Street Is­aac Smith, cir­ca 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Philip Doddridge


Grace, ’tis a charming sound,
Harmonious to mine ear;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.

Grace first contrived the way
To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display
Which drew the wondrous plan.

Grace first inscribed my name
In God’s eter­nal book;
’Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,
Who all my sorrows took.

Grace taught my wandering feet
To tread the heavenly road,
And new supplies each hour I meet,
While pressing on to God.

Grace taught my soul to pray
And made mine eyes o’erflow;
’Twas grace which kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.

Grace all the works shall crown,
Through ev­er­last­ing days;
It lays in Hea­ven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

O let Thy grace inspire
My soul with strength divine
May all my powers to Thee aspire,
And all my days be Thine.