To each one of us grace has been given.@Ephesians 4:7
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Augustus M. Toplady (1740-1778)
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Verses 1, 2, 4 & 6, Philip Doddridge, 1740; verses 3 & 5, Augustus M. Toplady, 1776, alt.

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

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Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)

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
My all my powers to Thee aspire,
And all my days be Thine.