HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR SOV'REIGN GRACE
(Tune: Lord God, Our Thanks To Thee We Raise #180 LM)
Had it not been for sov'reign grace,
I never could have come to God
I never would have sued for peace
Through Jesus' sin-atoning blood.
As black as hell my heart was dead
And filled with unbelief and sin;
I chose to live as satan led,
And hell my portion must have been!
But grace, amazing grace, I see
Arrested and awakened me!
Grace taught my trembling heart to pray;
Grace gave me faith and set me free!
A miracle of grace I am,
Sought out by God's almighty hand,
I now believe on Christ, the Lamb,
Complete in Him, by grace, I stand.
Grace will complete what grace began,
Grace will preserve me to the end
Forever I must praise God's Son
For free and sov'reign grace in Him!