What can I say about God’s – Amazing GRACE.
It is available and it is free for the taking.
“For it is by GRACE you have been saved, -through Faith-
not by yourselves, it is the GIFT of God…….”.
Ephesians 2: V 8-9.
John Newton, slave trader, preacher, poet,
one of the greatest trophies of grace ever won.
His life truly manifested that “God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform.”
From disgrace to “Amazing Grace”;
when he wrote this Hymn_
Amazing grace!- how sweet the sound
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!
Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Amazing Grace – it is more likely to be based on
Paul’s great treatise on Grace, which says:
But because of His great love for us,
God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive with Christ even
when we were dead in transgressions –
it is by grace you have been saved.,
And God raised us up with Christ and
seated us with Him in the heavenly
realms in Christ Jesus,
in order that in the coming ages
He might show the incomparable riches
of His grace, expressed in His kindness
to us in Christ Jesus.
For it is by grace you have been saved,
– and this not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God –
not by works, so that no one can boast.
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