Christ My Song - 1390
Born in sin, and doomed to die
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Born in sin, and doomed to die.
"And in sin did my mother conceive me." (Psalm 51,5)
2. But how sad the case would be –
sad for you, and sad for me,
were it not for news from heav'n –
news of grace, of sin forgiv'n!
This can take away our sadness;
this can fill our hearts with gladness.
3. Grace it is – 'tis grace indeed,
when "a child of wrath" like me
is from guilt and ruin freed,
and at length is brought to see,
him whose voice is in the thunder –
him whom angels view with wonder.
4. Grace, "the grace of God" it is;
his in act, in purpose his.
Wonder, O ye heavens, with me,
and thou earth, astonished be.
Grace is what for sinners meet is;
grace is what to sinners sweet is.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 334.