A debtor to mercy alone

A debtor to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing,
Nor fear, with God’s righteousness on,
My person and off’rings to bring.
The terrors of law and of God
With me can have nothing to do;
My Savior’s 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 giv’n;
More happy, but not more secure,
When all earthly ties have been riv’n.

In the "Hymns of Worship and Remebrance", the last line is "More happy, but not more secure, the souls of the blessed in heaven."

Betty Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

Charles Spurgeon quotes this hymn in his devotional book, Morning and Evening. A beautiful meditation for February 13 precedes it, concluding with the following: "All the love and the acceptance which perfect obedience could have obtained of God, belong to thee, because Christ was perfectly obedient on thy behalf, and hath imputed all His merits to thy account, that thou mightst be exceeding rich through Him, who for thy sake became exceeding poor. Oh! how great the debt of love and gratitude thou owest to thy Saviour! Morning and Evening.




william mccartney

Ballymena, County Antrim, United Kingdom

Not by works but by the sovereign mercy of God.


Columbus, ND, United States

It is really mercy. And it is the Father's great love towards us, and His dear Son's obedience to the death of the cross, that this mercy has taken effect by the application of the Spirit, as we believe and as we receive the divine power to become the sons of God, which sons we are, and the whole creation is waiting for us to be manifested. What a mercy, that we sinners become the sons of God! Christ, the son of Man, has made the way for us, by His all-inclusive death upon the cross and by His all glorious, victorious resurrection. And it is in His ascension that He is bringing us into glory. Praise the Father! Praise the Son! Praise the Spirit! Praise our God, the Three in One!!!

Reymar Yu Endrinal

Saray, Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

This song impresses me the most to sing to the Debtor is the way to receive the mercy alone.