The exceeding riches of His grace.@Ephesians 2:7

Edmund S. Lorenz, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the author as E. D. Mund, one of Lorenz’ pseudonyms.

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Edmund S. Lorenz (1854-1942)

Riches of earth I may not see,
God may prevent;
Riches of grace are offered me,
I am content.
Wealth of the world must fade and fail,
Earthly delights grow tasteless, stale,
I have the wealth that must avail—
Riches of grace.

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Riches of grace forever endure;
Riches of grace my safety assure;
Riches of grace are fadeless and pure;
Riches of grace, riches of grace.

I may not win fair honor’s crown,
God may prevent;
Heavenly honors are my own,
I am content;
Children of God and heirs of grace,
Walking in light before His face,
Resting in peace in His embrace—
Riches of grace.

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Earth will not bring me hours of peace,
Sin will prevent;
I have a peace that cannot cease,
God hath it sent.
Sweetly the hours of life glide by,
Harmless its trials past me fly,
Strong in His grace I all defy—
Riches of grace.

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