Scripture Verse

This grace wherein we stand. Romans 5:2

Introduction

Words: Eli­za Scud­der, in Pic­tures of the Old­en Time, as Shown in the For­tunes of a Fa­mi­ly of Pil­grims, by her un­cle Ed­mund H. Sears, 1857.

Music: Abid­ing Grace John S. Camp, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
John S. Camp
(1858–1946)

Lyrics

Thou grace divine, encircling all,
A soundless, shoreless sea!
Wherein at last our souls must fall
O love of God most free!

And though we turn us from thy face,
And wander wide and long,
Thou hold’st us still in Thine embrace,
O love of God most strong!

The saddened heart, the restless soul,
The toil worn frame and mind,
Alike confess thy sweet control,
O love of God most kind!

And filled and quickened by Thy breath,
Our souls are strong and free,
To rise o’er sin and fear and death,
O love of God, to Thee!