By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.@Ephesians 2:8

Minnie B. Johnson, 1895.

Van Nuys John R. Bryant, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I know not why God’s wondrous grace,
To all the world He offers free;
Nor why His love shall never cease,
I only know it reaches me.

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It reaches me, it reaches me,
God’s grace so wondrous reaches me;
I know not why it is so free,
I only know it reaches me.

I know not why such saving faith
As this could ever, ever be,
Bestowed on one of little worth,
I only know it reaches me.

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I know not why the Spirit comes
A witness in my soul to be;
To witness to the cleansing power,
I only know it reaches me.

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I know not why these gifts to man,
Or what in man the Lord could see;
That He should send such bounteous grace,
I only know it reaches me.

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