Christ My Song - 1403
Salvation is of God alone
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Salvation is of God alone.
"Besides me there is no Saviour." (Isaiah 43,11)
1. Salvation is of God alone,
the glorious plan is all his own;
in love he formed the great design,
and here his grace and wisdom shine.
2. Salvation is of God alone,
one only victim could atone
for human guilt; that victim he
who claims with God equality.
3. Salvation is of God alone,
'tis he who breaks the heart of stone,
who makes self-righteous boast to cease,
and gives the troubled conscience peace.
4. Salvation is of God alone,
'tis he who leads his people on,
'tis he who makes their burdens light,
and shields them in the day of fight.
5. Salvation is of God alone,
he sets his people on his throne;
'tis rapture all, and triumph then,
they never taste of grief again.
6. Salvation is of God alone,
this truth let all his people own,
and to his name the praise be giv'n,
by saints on earth, and saints in heav'n.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 650.