Luther Quotes #11 – On Salvation By Grace Alone
Further recommended reading on this subject:
1. A discussion on the appearance of "salvation by grace" in the Old Testament Scriptures:
'Grace in the Old Testament' by Art Farstad:
2. A hymn jointly authored by Philip Doddridge and Augustus Toplady, 'Grace 'Tis A Charming Sound.'
1 Grace, ’tis a charming sound,
Harmonious to mine ear; Heaven with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear.
2 Grace first contrived the way To save rebellious man; And all the steps that grace display Which drew the wondrous plan.
3 Grace first inscribed my name In God’s eternal book; ’Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, Who all my sorrows took.
4 Grace led my roving feet To tread the heavenly road; And new supplies each hour I meet, While pressing on to God.
5 Grace taught my soul to pray And made mine eyes o’erflow; ’Twas grace which kept me to this day, And will not let me go.
6 Grace all the work shall crown, Through everlasting days; It lays in heaven the topmost stone, And well deserves the praise.
7 O let Thy grace inspire My soul with strength divine My all my powers to Thee aspire, And all my days be Thine.
[ NB. Doddridge penned verses 1,2,4&6; Toplady added the others ].