“Grace! 'tis a charming sound”

A hymn written by P. Doddridge and A. M. Toplady


Grace! 'tis a charming sound,
     Harmonious to the ear;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
     And all the earth shall hear.


Grace first contrived the way
     To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display,
     Which drew the wondrous plan.


Grace first inscribed my name
     In God's eternal book;
'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,
     Who all my sorrows took.


Grace led my roving feet
     To tread the heavenly road,
And new supplies each hour I meet
     While pressing on to God.


Grace taught my soul to pray,
     And made my eyes o'erflow;
'Twas grace which kept me to this day,
     And will not let me go.


Grace all the work shall crown,
     Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
     And well deserves the praise.