A Debtor to Mercy Alone
Augustus Montague Toplady 1740-1778

A debtor to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing,
Nor fear, with Godís righteousness on,
My person and offírings to bring.
The terrors of law and of God
With me can have nothing to do;
My Saviorís obedience and blood
Hide 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 purpose forego,
Or sever my soul from His love.

My name from the palms of His hands
Eternity will not erase;
Imprest on His heart, it remains
In marks of indelible grace.
Yes! I to the end shall endure,
As sure as the earnest is givín;
More happy, but not more secure,
When all earthly ties have been rivín.