Wonderful grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin;
How shall my tongue describe it, where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden, setting my spirit free,
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me!

Wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching to all the lost,
By it I have been pardoned, saved to the uttermost;
Chains have been torn asunder, giving me liberty,
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me!

Wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching the most defiled,
By its transforming power, making him God’s dear child.
Purchasing peace and heaven for all eternity;
And the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me!

REFRAIN: Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All-sufficient grace for even me;
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame;
O magnify the precious name of Jesus, praise His name!

—Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959)

Wonderful Grace of Jesus is a hymn that is rich in it’s doctrinal message. Especially the doctrine of grace. So often we don’t really think about the words when we sing them, but when we slow down and read it as a poem we begin to absorb the depth of the meaning. 

This hymn reminds us of  the surpassing nature of God’s grace. It’s far greater than ALL my sins. Grace takes away the burden of sin and free me.

We are reminded that His grace covers all. It is sufficient.

We are reminded of God’s grace in salvation, sanctification, and our eternal security. 

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph 2:8-9



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