Naught have I gotten but what I received

Naught have I gotten but what I received;
Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed;
Boasting excluded, pride I abase;
I’m only a sinner saved by grace!
  Only a sinner saved by grace!
Only a sinner saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory,
  I’m only a sinner saved by grace!
Once I was foolish, and sin ruled my heart,
Causing my footsteps from God to depart;
Jesus hath found me, happy my case;
I now am a sinner saved by grace!
Tears unavailing, no merit had I;
Mercy had saved me, or else I must die;
Sin had alarmed me, fearing God’s face;
But now I’m a sinner saved by grace!
Suffer a sinner whose heart overflows,
Loving his Savior to tell what he knows;
Once more to tell it, would I embrace—
I’m only a sinner saved by grace!

London, United Kingdom

I want to memorise this song. I am only a sinner saved by grace. Naught have I gotten but what I received. Hallelujah praise God for saving me.

Sarah Anne Rolofs

Ochtrup, Munster, Germany

i am only a sinner saved by grace, the chorus of this hymn has been going through my mind for these last few weeks, I am only a sinner saved by Grace.

and being so gratefull, to our LORD and SAVIOUR, how merciful HE is to a sinner like me. I love my LORD JESUS CHRIST:and cannot thank HIM enough for saving me. it is a hymn I learned in sunday school, 75 yrs ago. GOD BLESS everyone at hymnal. net

Samuel McKibben

Inverness, Highlands Scotland, United Kingdom

What a blessing to be continually reminded of this great act of grace. I could only weep when I was singing the last verse.

Oluwayanju Ogun

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

That's who I am – Only a sinner saved by Grace.

Sometimes I forget the glory of his grace and am tempted to cheapen it, but this song reminds me.

I pray for more of God's sanctifying grace for myself and all who know His salvation. AMEN

Derek Forster

Newcastle, Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom

I hope to sing this song at Cameo Sunday at Bethany Church Houghton-le-Spring this year.


Mishawaka, Indiana, United States

I've been studying 1 Corinthians 15 and this song came to mind. I learned it in church when I was a child.

Steve Howells

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

This great hymn was written at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Dr, Gray, the thirds president of Moody wrote the lyrics. D.B. Towner, who was the chairman of the music department for many year, composed the music. To God be the glory. God bless the school that D.L. Moody founded.

Lungawiruol Khawbung

Leuven, Belgium

This Hymn touches the very heart of my soul. Whenever I listen I the deep love of Jesus in the face of all my wretched and filthy nature. I am always in awe of HIM.

Lungawiruol Khawbung

Churachandpur, Manipur, India

This classic hymn touches my soul in a very fresh way. It reminds me of the amazing love of Christ who humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! so that a sinner like me will be saved. This is an amazing story of the assurance and the joy of our salvation.


Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Sweet memories. Thanks be to God for His great and marvellous saving grace.

In the midst of the saints we should not be able to boast of anything. There is nothing special about elders and deacons. They are only brothers. The chorus of hymn #251 in Chinese says, "I am a sinner saved by grace!" We have no position to assume among the brothers and sisters. We are not a special class of people among them; we are sinners saved by grace. Although the elders and co-workers do not flaunt a difference among the saints, their attitude indicates that they are different from the brothers and that they are a little higher than the brothers. May the Lord have mercy on us. We need to remove such a situation from among us. If people who come to the church can tell who among us are the "bosses" and who are the "subordinates," it is to our shame. We must remove the concept of rank.