Thursday, 26 September 2019

Marvelous Grace (Grace Greater than Our Sin)

Marvelous Grace/Grace Greater Than Our Sin Story

The author of this song, Marvelous Grace, is Julia Harriet Johnston. The tune was added by Daniel Brink Towner.

Julia was born in 1849 in Salineville, Ohio and passed away in 1919 in Peoria, Illinois. Her father was pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

She was one of the most prolific hymn writers of her day. She is reported to have composed nearly five hundred hymns or songs. Besides writing songs she also wrote materials for Sunday school children.

The hymns that she wrote include, In the Child Garden; O Changeless Word; Saving Grace;
There’s a Picture Bright and Fair, and There’s a Sweet and Blessed Story

One of the major differences between Christianity and other religions is a matter of grace. 

Christians believe that there is nothing we can do to inherit the kingdom of God. We are saved by grace alone.

We get this grace by accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary as our own. We believe that without the cross there would be no hope of salvation.

Man sinned and deserved death. Christ came and took our place by becoming a man and died on the cross to pay our penalty. He was the only one who was qualified to die for us as he was the sinless son of God.

This is the message of this song. Grace exceeds all our sin and guilt. Grace that will pardon and cleanse within.

May we all accept this sacrifice by surrendering our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Julia Johnston

Marvelous Grace/Grace Greater Than Our Sin Lyrics

1 Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.


Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!

2 Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross. [Refrain]

3 Dark is the stain that we cannot hide;
What can we do to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today. [Refrain]

4 Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive? [Refrain]

For more links of lyrics and stories of popular hymns visit here.

Below is a video of a choir singing this song, Marvelous Grace/Grace Greater Than Our Sin.


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