It is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.@Ephesians 2:8-9

Emma M. Johnston, in Showers of Blessing, edited by John R. Sweney & William Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1888), number 28.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

There’s nothing like the old, old story,
Grace is free, grace is free!
Which saints and martyrs tell in glory,
Grace is free, grace is free!
It brought them thro’ the flood and flame,
By it they fought and overcame,
And now they cry thro’ His dear name,
Grace is free, grace is free!

Refrain

There’s nothing like the old, old story,
Grace is free, grace is free!
Which saints and martyrs tell in glory,
Grace is free, grace is free!

There’s only hope in trusting Jesus,
Grace is free, grace is free!
From sin that doomed, He died to free us,
Grace is free, grace is free!
Who would not tell the story sweet
Of love so wondrous, so complete,
And fall in rapture at His feet,
Grace is free, grace is free!

Refrain

From age to age the theme is telling,
Grace is free, grace is free!
From shore to shore the strains are swelling,
Grace is free, grace is free!
And when that time shall cease to be,
And faith is crowned with victory,
’Twill sound thro’ all eternity,
Grace is free, grace is free!

Refrain