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Mine was a hopeless case
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Mine was a hopeless case.

"By the grace of God I am what I am." (1 Corinthians 15,10)

  1. Mine was a hopeless case,
  'twas hopeless, but for grace;
    I thought myself accursed,
    but when I feared the worst,
'twas then the Saviour shewed his face,
'twas then I saw the worth of grace.

  2. I live by grace alone,
  take that, and all is gone:
    'twas this relieved my pain,
    'twas this that broke my chain:
'twas grace that made me whole, if whole,
and out of prison brought my soul.

  3. No wonder grace should be
  thus dear to one like me;
    no wonder I should dwell
    on what I love so well:
for who can say how much I owe,
to what I'm taught to value so?

  4. Nor less do I esteem,
  nor now less needful deem,
    this grace, than in the hour,
    when first I felt its power:
'twas precious then, 'tis precious still,
its worth I more than ever feel.

  5. And when the end is near,
  'twill take away my fear:
    the Saviour's grace, that day,
    will be my hope and stay;
no wonder, then, if grace I deem,
of themes that are, the sweetest theme.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 717.

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