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From: Tim Felten super_recluse@yahoo.com
WORDS:vs.1,2,4&6,Philip Doddridge(1702-1751);vs.3&5,Augustus M. 
Toplady,(1740-1778)
MUSIC: Ira David Sankey(1840-1908)

GRACE, 'TIS A CHARMING SOUND

D
Grace, ’tis a charming sound,
    A               D
Har-monious to mine ear;
                     G
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
    D       A           D
And all the earth shall hear.

CHORUS:
D
Saved by grace alone!
G              D
This is all my plea:
               G
Jesus died for all mankind,
    D/A   A        D
And Jesus died for me.

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

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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

(REPEAT CHORUS)

O let Thy grace inspire
My soul with strength divine
My all my powers to Thee aspire,
And all my days be Thine.

(REPEAT CHORUS)
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