“A debtor to mercy alone”

A hymn written by Augustus Toplady


A debtor to mercy alone,
      Of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on,
      My person and off'ring to bring;
The terrors of law and of God
      With me can have nothing to do;
My Saviour's obedience and blood
      Hide all my transgressions from view.


The work which His goodness began
      The arm of His strength will complete;
His promise is Yea and Amen,
      And never was forfeited yet.
Things future, nor things that are now,
      Not all things below nor above,
Can make Him His purpose forego,
      Or sever my soul from His love.


My name from the palms of His hands
      Eternity will not erase;
Impressed on His heart it remains,
      In marks of indelible grace;
Yes, I to the end shall endure,
      As sure as the earnest is given;
More happy, but not more secure,
      The glorified spirits in heaven.