O BLESSED GIFT OF FAITH        Don Fortner


(Tune: Stand Up and Bless The Lord  #33 SM)


Once to the law I looked

For hope, but found instead

Its' holiness and just demands

Pronounced this sinner dead.


Then grace revealed to me

The sin-atoning Lamb!

Convinced that He could save my soul,

To Christ, by faith, I came.


Looking to Christ, I saw

God's justice satisfied;

The Spirit, speaking through His blood,

Declared, "You're justified!"


By faith I know God's Son

Is my atoning Priest;

Trusting alone what Christ has done,

My heart has now found rest.


O blessed gift of faith,

The gift of God's free grace;

Knowing the source of salvation,

It gives Jehovah praise!