Skip to main content

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.

Refrain:

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.



I think you will also be super interested in the following hymns:

When We Walk With The Lord

Be Still For The Presence of The Lord

Master The Tempest Is Raging

There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing

How Deep the Father's Love for Us lyrics

Heaven Came Down

Who Wrote Wayfaring Stranger?

In My Heart There Rings a Melody

In The Sweet By and By

Trust And Obey Lyrics

In Times Like These

More About Jesus

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

When We Walk With The Lord Hymn (Trust And Obey) - History of hymn

When We Walk With The Lord History This hymn came about from an incident at one of Dwight L Moody's revival meetings in 1887. A young man who had just given his life to the Lord Jesus Christ was reportedly heard saying, 'I am not quite sure - I am going to trust and obey.' 
The music director of the Moody Bible Institute, Professor Towner, was present at the meeting when these words were uttered. Based on these words, Professor Towner with the help of John Sammis, who developed the lyrics, composed the music to this hymn Trust and Obey or When we walk with the Lord.
The words seem so simple but they express the feelings of many Christians. It is not easy to trust and obey but that is what we are all called to do if we are to be happy in Jesus.
This song has remained popular with many Christian singers to this day and it is my hope that you too will be blessed by this simple but powerful Christian song.

A brief Intro of the Author: John H. Sammis Sammis was born in 1846 in B…

Will Your Anchor Hold?- Story Behind This Classic Hymn

Will Your Anchor Hold History The author of this hymn, "Will Your Anchor Hold", is Priscilla Owens. She was born in Baltimore, USA in 1829 of Scottish and Welsh blood. For over 50 years Priscilla Owens was actively involved in work for Christian youths and most of her songs were therefore composed for children. 
Besides this hymn she is also well known as the composer of another beloved Christian hymn, "We have heard a joyful sound". She also composed several other hymns during her fruitful life on earth.
"Will Your Anchor Hold" was sung outside the door of the dying hymn-writer Mary Fawler Maude (Thine For Ever! God of love). She sent her singers the message, "Tell them that it does not fail - it holds."
The hymn suggests that personal stability can only come from the right foundations. It employs a seafaring analogy in making its point. Will Your Anchor Hold Lyrics Below are the lyrics of this Christian hymn classic:-
Will your anchor hold in …

Be Still For The Presence of The Lord Lyrics and Story Author: David J Evans

Story Behind "Be Still For The Presence of the Lord" For me and many Christians I believe, Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord, ranks high among worship hymns of all time. It is a beautiful song with a clear and simple message.
It is a call for us to tune out everything and focus on the Lord. The Holy One is here and nothing else matters.
It is one of the most beloved modern hymns that are full of the teachings of the scripture. It reminds me of the tradition long gone where hymns were used as vehicles for spreading the teachings of the church.
The author of this hymn is David J Evans who wrote this song in the 1980s.
The inspiration for this hymn is the story of Jacob fleeing from his brother. While in the wilderness he had a dream where he saw angels going up and down a ladder to heaven. The old Testament says, " ‘then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.”

I have also read somewhere where it is said that this …