138. Soft the Voice of Mercy Sounded

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by T. Kelly
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Soft the voice of mercy sounded,
 
Sweet as music to the ear.
 
"Grace abounds where sin abounded";
 
This the word that soothed our fear.
 
Grace, the sweetest sound we know,
 
Grace to sinners here below.
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” (Romans 5:20)
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:24)
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Grace, we sing, God's grace through Jesus;
 
Grace, the spring of peace to man;
 
Grace, that from each sorrow frees us;
 
Grace, too high for thought to scan;
 
Grace, the theme of God's own love;
 
Grace, the theme, all themes above.
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