Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Min­nie B. John­son, 1895.

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­son or Bry­ant (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain