By Grace, We Have Been Saved Through Faith
ST. ANNE CM (“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”)
By grace, we have been saved through faith
and not by works we do.
For just as God gives life and breath
God makes us whole and new.
We cannot boast of all our deeds;
we have not earned our way.
It’s God, in Christ, who claims and frees
and calls us day by day.
Though all our works won’t cure our sin
or give to us our worth,
we’re called to use this time we’re in
to serve God here on earth.
O God, in Christ, we hold this world
within your love’s embrace.
In serving you, we thank you, Lord,
for all your wondrous grace.
Biblical Reference: Ephesians 2:1-10
Tune: Attr. William Croft, 1708.
Text: Copyright © 2015 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.