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A Debtor to Mercy Alone

  1. A debtor to mercy alone,
    of covenant mercy I sing;
    nor fear, with your righteousness on,
    my person and off’ring to bring.
    The terrors of law and of God
    with me can have nothing to do;
    my Savior’s obedience and blood
    hide all my transgressions from view.
  2. The work which his goodness began,
    the arm of his strength will complete;
    his promise is yea and amen,
    and never was forfeited yet.
    Things future, nor things that are now,
    nor all things below or above,
    can make him his purpose forgo,
    or sever my soul from his love.
  3. My name from the palms of his hands
    eternity will not erase;
    impressed on his heart it remains,
    in marks of indelible grace.
    Yes, I to the end shall endure,
    as sure as the earnest is giv’n;
    more happy, but not more secure,
    the glorified spirits in heav’n.
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Scripture Reference
Philippians 1:6, Romans 8:38-39, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Psalm 138:8
Composer Information
Evans, David Emlyn (1843–1913)