Grace Alone

Next Sunday morning is our top secret Carols for Kids service, so rather than ruin any of the surprise for that, we’re going to focus this week on a song from next Sunday evening’s service: ‘Grace Alone.’
‘Grace Alone’ is still relatively new to us, I thought it might be nice to hear the songwriter’s own heart and intention in writing the song.  So, here’s Dustin Censure introducing the song itself and the wonder that is the grace of God through the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The melody and arrangement are modern, but the lyrics and the theology that sits behind them are as old as Christianity itself.  Take some time this week to work through the wonder of grace afresh.

 

 

I was an orphan lost at the fall
Running away when I’d hear your call
But Father, you worked your will
I had no righteousness of my own
I had no right to draw near your throne
But Father, you loved me still
And in love before you laid the world’s foundation
You predestined to adopt me as your own
You have raised me so high above my station
I’m a child of God by grace and grace alone
You left your home to seek out the lost
You knew the great and terrible cost
But Jesus, your face was set
I worked my fingers down to the bone
Nothing I did could ever atone
But Jesus, you paid my debt
By your blood I have redemption and salvation
Lord, you died that I might reap what you have sown
And you rose that I might be a new creation
I am born again by grace and grace alone
I was in darkness all of my life
I never knew the day from the night
But Spirit, you made me see
I swore I knew the way on my own
Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone
But Spirit, you moved in me
At your touch my sleeping spirit was awakened
On my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone
Called into a kingdom that cannot be shaken
Heaven’s citizen by grace and grace alone
So I’ll stand in faith by grace and grace alone
I will run the race by grace and grace alone
I will slay my sin by grace and grace alone
I will reach the end by grace and grace alone 
Written by: Dustin Kensrue