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Jesu, Juva

Toplady on mercy, first and last

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A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing;
I come with Your righteousness on, my humble offering to bring.
The judgments of Your holy law with me can have nothing to do;
My Savior’s obedience and blood hide all my transgressions from view.

The work which Your goodness began, the arm of Your strength will complete;
Your promise is yes and amen, and never was forfeited yet.
The future or things that are now, no power below or above,
Can make You Your purpose forgo, or sever my soul from Your love.

My name from the palms of Your hands eternity will not erase;
Impressed on Your heart it remains, in marks of indelible grace.
Yes I to the end will endure, until I bow down at Your throne;
Forever and always secure, a debtor to mercy alone.

— Augustus Toplady, A Debtor to Mercy Alone, as modified by Bob Kauflin

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  1. Scott, this is one of my favorite songs we sing in worship. Thanks for posting the lyrics. I am always encouraged by the quotes and things you post. Thank you and Merry Christmas!


    December 24, 2006 at 2:35 am

  2. Thanks for posting the lyrics to this. One year later, it’s very odd you posted this on the exact same day I I needed it just one year later! Thanks. I had it running through my head this morning and couldn’t find it in the hymnal. Thanks again or rather thanks be to GOD!


    December 20, 2007 at 9:56 am

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