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Monday, November 07, 2005

Wonderful Grace of Jesus

This is being reposted from yesterday. Please see the post following this one for an explanation of the poll on the right.

The song below is my absolute favorite song to sing in a worship service with the church. The words inspire enthusiasm for the wonderful salvation that God has bestowed upon us ... and it is fun! I grew up catholic and we had no songs like this. Sometimes, in the last 13 years since I have gone to a Baptist church, I feel like a kid in a candy store ... this song makes me feel like that ... in happiness and wonder at all God has done! Tell me:

1. Do you know this song?
2. Do you sing it at your church?
3. Do you have any issues with the lyrics?

Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Words and Music by Haldor Lillenas 1918

based on Ephesians 1:6 "To the praise of the glory of his grace,wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."

Wonderful Grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin;
How shall my tongue describe it,Where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden, setting my spirit free;
O the Wonderful Grace of Jesus reaches me!

Wonderful the matchless Grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Wonderful Grace, all sufficient for me, for even me
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame
O magnify the precious name of Jesus,PRAISE HIS NAME!

Wonderful Grace of Jesus, reaching to all the lost;
By it I have been pardoned, saved to the uttermost.
Chains have been torn asunder, giving me liberty;
O the Wonderful Grace of Jesus, reaches me!

Wonderful Grace of Jesus, reaching the most defiled;
By its transforming power, Making me God's dear child,
Purchasing peace and Heaven, for all eternity;
And the Wonderful Grace of Jesus, reaches me!

Have a great week!


  • This is a wonderful song Rose. Especially when you get the harmony and alternate vocal parts going on the chorus. I use this one when leading from time to time

    By Blogger marc, at 11/07/2005 1:05 AM  

  • Not heard that one before. Very edifying.

    God Bless

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 11/07/2005 3:39 AM  

  • Very nice song, no i don't think we have sang it in our church. Thank you for visiting my blog. I know that most christians have an issue with Halloween and that's fine. It still doesn't change my Love for Jesus though. You have a really nice blog and i agree with you on alot of your posts.

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 11/07/2005 7:43 PM  

  • I've been bouncing along humming it all day since I read your post. It's been awhile since we've sung it at church though with the words up on a screen and no choir you lose a lot of the neat harmony and vocal parts. Thanks for reminding me of this great hymn. It perked up my day.

    By Anonymous MAS, at 11/07/2005 9:11 PM  

  • Marc,
    Thank you for coming over. I love those alternate parts, too, but didn't include them because I thought it would be kind of confusing when you are just reading the song.

    Dyspraxic, I wish you could have been at our service last night learning it..wonderful!

    Hi Dorothy!

    The song was in my head and on my lips as well. Who are you?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 11/07/2005 9:24 PM  

  • rose~,

    Thanks for devoting your blog to praising Jesus. Please keep it up!

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 11/08/2005 10:36 AM  

  • Hey, Bluecollar, this post is definatley dedicated to praising Jesus.

    I'm afraid sometimes I am not motivated in that way, purely, but God is working on me.

    By the way, I noticed you keep typing my name with the ~ at the end, like I type it. I will tell you why I type it that way. It is because my given name is Rosemary. So the ~ takes the place of the "mary" in my name. I am not just trying to be flamboyant, although that wouldn't be beneath me, either!

    Thanks for coming over! I'm working on a new post right now.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 11/08/2005 10:52 AM  

  • I always asked for this song when we "took requests" at church.

    Without the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ, we have no hope.


    By Blogger John Rush, at 11/08/2005 11:22 AM  

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