Grace, Grace, Grace!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

Grace, grace, grace, grace alone,
O grace most wonderful;
To know that we with God are one,
Forgiveness free and full.

Thy Book divine alone,
Lights up the darkened mind;
A sinful man can be reborn,
The Christ of God may find.

Thy grace divine alone,
The gift of God made sure;
Without which none to Thee can come,
By grace alone most pure.

Thy gift of faith alone,
Not works nor sacrifice;
But trust in Christ, no other one,
He only paid the price.

Thy blessed Son alone,
Can reconcile and cleanse;
He for our sin, he must atone,
And us to Thee commend.

Grace, grace, grace, grace alone,
O grace most wonderful;
To know that we with God are one,
Forgiveness free and full.

(Tune: Dennis; SM)
(© James R Hamilton – Written 11 April 2007)

Great God of Abram!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

Great God of Abram, Jacob too,
The God Who reigns supreme;
The God to Whom our worship’s due,
Our God and sovereign.

Great God of Isaac, Israel,
The Faithful cov’nant Lord;
Who was, and is, and is to come,
Our never-changing God.

Great God of ancient days revealed,
By wonders saved Your folk;
Opened the sea, Yourself them led,
Your word shall ne’er revoke.

Great God of Prophet and of Seer,
In dreams and visions spake;
Messiah’s sufferings they did see,
Redemption in the make.

Great God the same today as then,
Whose promise stands as firm;
For all who on Messiah lean,
Shall Your salvation learn.

Great God of sovereign, saving grace,
Salvation from the Jews;
Your likeness seen in Jesus’ face,
For all indeed good news.

(Tune: Nativity; St Anne; CM)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Tuesday, 27th, April, 2004)

Have You Trusted in the Saviour?

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

Have you trusted in the Saviour?
Come to Him in all your need;
Have you seen your guilt and shame,
Him, Who for, your sin did bleed,
He is such a perfect Saviour;
Loving-kindness is His way,
He will lead and gently save you,
Bring God’s grace to you today.

Have you felt God’s awesome anger,
His displeasure with your state;
Have you seen sin’s awful danger,
While you on, His judgement wait;
You must turn and trust in Jesus,
For salvation now to gain,
You don’t know if God will offer,
If He’ll come your way again.

Do you know God’s righteous standard,
Do you think that you can pass;
Are you trusting in your efforts,
In this world’s uncertain paths,
Don’t you know that God’s provided,
A most sure and certain way;
Don’t you know that God’s Son Jesus,
Is your only hope today.

Have you heard about the Day,
When God will come without delay;
When for sin and man’s rebellion,
Jesus says you’ll have to pay.
Turn, O turn now to the Saviour,
Plead with Him for mercy sure;
It’s not His pleasure that you suffer,
But through His blood know that you’re pure.

Do you know that Jesus wants you,
Pleads with sinners in distress;
Wants to give you life and pardon,
Died to make you righteousness,
Yes Jesus calls, He bids you come,
Wants to love your sin away;
Put in you His Holy Spirit,
And save you from that evil day.

(Tune: Dim ond Jesu, Lux Eul, Arwelfa; 8 7. D 8 7. D)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Friday, 25 July, 2003)

Great God Unchanging!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

Great God unchanging, infinite,
Of love beyond compare;
Our hope, our rock, our strength and might,
Who’s present everywhere.

Great God who is and ere shall be,
Transcending time and space;
In Whom is life abundantly,
Our God of matchless grace.

Great God of wisdom, limitless,
To Whom are all things known;
Our feeble frame, our helplessness,
Our righteousness alone.

Great God exalted, over all,
Who fills the earth and heaven;
Came down in Christ, for us to call,
And bring us near to Him.

(Tune: Bishopthorpe; Irish; CM)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Tuesday, 6ht, April, 2004

The Answer, Is Written in His Word!

How many times must we look to the cross,
Before we can really see;
And how much pain and life must be lost,
Before we will bend the knee.

The answer, my friends, 
Is written in his word, 
The answer is written in his word.

How many kids must fall to the knife,
Slain on the altar of lust;
How long must they scream, poor kids for a life,
Before we’ll abort and trust.

How many times must we watch in despair,
While our children die without hope;
And how many barons, will catch in their snare,
Our kids with their evil dope.

How many people must watch with alarm,
While bombs and terror reign;
How much blood in the name of Islam,
Before we’ll reject their pain.

How long must we stand and watch evil gain,
While ‘Potter’ and Satan rule;
Our children taught, again and again,
That evil really, is cool.

How long must we listen to lies and deceit,
To words that are full of spin;
How much can we take that is harmful and false,
While we fall into hell in our sin.

How many times must we look at the world,
Pretending we don’t really see;
While Christ and the cross’s a story untold,
Is it nothing, nothing Christian to thee.

How many times must we look to the cross,
Before we can see really see;
That Jesus in love, he took all our loss,
From sin and it’s pain to free.

(Tune: None as yet)
(© James R Hamilton – Written Friday, 19th September, 2003)

I Will Not Leave You Nor Forsake!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

I will not leave you nor forsake,
Whate’er the trial or test;
I’ll at your side, you’re part I’ll take,
From Me nought can you wrest.

I will not leave you, never will,
While heaven and earth remain;
I’ve pledged Myself in good or ill,
You’re faith I will sustain.

I will not leave you, child of Mine,
You’ll never walk alone;
Though all forsake or undermine,
I’ll keep and guide you home.

I will not leave you in distress,
When all against you rage;
But I’ll uphold in righteousness,
Through this life’s every stage.

(Tune: Belmont; CM)
(© James R.Hamilton – Written Saturday, 3rd, June, 2004)

If You Would Follow After Christ!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

If you would follow after Christ,
Your life you must lay down;
Deny yourself, yes count the cost,
If you would have the crown.

If you would follow after Christ,
All selfishness forsake;
Your heart, your life, to Him must trust,
Your cross each day up-take.

If you would follow after Christ,
Then yield your mind and will;
His love is good, his rule is best,
God’s holy plan fulfil.

If you would follow after Christ,
Then where He goes, go too;
Through every trial, test you must,
From Jesus take your cue.

If you would follow after Christ,
And win the prize at last;
Be pure, be clean, discard all lust,
In all things, Jesus first.

(Tune: Bays of Harris; Ballerma; CM)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Monday, 14th, June, 2004)