Part 5: A Debtor to Mercy Alone

This edition brings a hymn that was written by Augustus Montague Toplady almost 250 years ago. This great hymn of the faith was recently re-arranged by Sovereign Grace Music and so now is finding its way back into churches. It is a song full of great lyrical depth and truth as it proclaims the great debt we have to Jesus Christ and his finished work. As the 2nd stanza declares, “The work which His goodness began, the arm of His strength will complete”. Our hope is found in the Goodness and Faithfulness of our Great God who began a good work within us and will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). Hope you enjoy this song and the great message it brings.

Verse 1

A debtor to mercy alone
Of covenant mercy I sing
I come with Your righteousness on
My humble off’ring to bring
The judgments of Your holy law
With me can have nothing to do
My Savior’s obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view

Verse 2

The work which Your goodness began
The arm of Your strength will complete
Your promise is yes and amen
And never was forfeited yet
The future or things that are now
No power below or above
Can make You Your purpose forego
Or sever my soul from Your love

Verse 3

My name from the palms of Your hands
Eternity will not erase
Impressed on Your heart it remains
In marks of indelible grace
Yes I to the end will endure
Until I bow down at Your throne
Forever and always secure
A debtor to mercy alone


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