117. Not to Ourselves We Owe

by Toplady
Not to ourselves we owe
That we, O God, are Thine;
Jesus, the Lord, our night broke through
And gave us light divine.
Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 5:8
The Father's grace and love,
This blessèd mercy gave,
And Jesus left the throne above,
His wandering sheep to save.
John 6:38; Luke 15:1-6
No more the heirs of wrath—
Thy sovereign love we see;
And, Father, in confiding faith,
We cast our souls on Thee.
Ephesians 2:3; Luke 15:20-24
Our hearts look up to see
The glory Thou hast given,
And dwell e'en now where we shall be
With Christ, Thine heirs, in heaven.
John 17:24; Colossians 3:4; Romans 8:17; Philippians 1:23
With the adopted band,
Soon shall we see Thee there:
With them and Him in glory stand,
And all His honors share.
Romans 8:15; 1 John 3:2
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)