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!

Milwaukee, WI, United States

Only a sinner saved by grace, this is my story, to God be the glory. Thank You Lord, we are saved by grace! Hallelujah!!

Jan McKendrick

Charleston, SC, United States

Have been singing this song firmly imprinted on my mind from childhood all day. The truth of the lyrics and chorus bring thankful tears to my eyes. So encouraged to see similar responses from many parts of the world. Oh the joy of sins forgiven!

Carolyn Judith Moore

Nottingham, MD, United States

This wonderful old hymn has been running through my memory this morning. The longer I live, the more I realize just how true the words of this old hymn are for me. I thank God for His unspeakable gift: Salvation through Jesus Christ alone! I've had a long life, and as each day passes, I realize ever more clearly just what a sinner I am and how amazing and beautiful is the grace of my Savior. "What wonderous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!..." I surely am "only a sinner saved by grace..."

Sarah Anne Rolofs

Ochtrup, Deutschland, Germany

these words are going through my mind so often lately; mornings ; or evenings; and I am so thankfull when I do start singing it as I am only a sinner saved by grace: not by works; but my father's grace and love: I pray I love others the same: it is difficult at times; but with God's help it is doable:

God bless everyone stay safe; and healthy

Miller Thomson

St Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Just reading, ML Jones on Romans 7, this hymn seems to say it all.


Winter Haven, FL, United States

Planning to use this song at my husband's funeral. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to draw souls to salvation.


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

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.

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