A. M. Toplady


A DEBTOR to mercy alone,

Of covenant mercy I sing;

Nor fear to draw near to Thy throne,

My person and offerings to bring.


The wrath of a sin-hating God

With me can have nothing to do;

My Savior’s obedience to blood

Hides all my transgressions from view.


The work which His goodness began,

The arm of His strength will complete;

His promise is Yea and Amen,

And never was forfeited yet.


Things future, nor things that are now,

Not all things below or above,

Can make Him His promise forego,

Or sever my soul from His love.


My name from the palms of His hands

Eternity will not erase:

Impressed on His heart it remains,

In marks of indelible grace.


And I to the end shall endure,

As sure as the earnest is given;

More happy, but not more secure,

When glorified with Him in heaven.


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