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Sufficiency and Freeness

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1 O what amazing words of grace
Are in the gospel found!
Suited to every sinner’s case
Who knows the joyful sound,
Who knows the joyful sound.

2 Poor, sinful, thirsty, fainting souls
Are freely welcome here;
Salvation, like a river rolls
Abundant, free, and clear,
Abundant, free, and clear.

3 Come, then, with all your wants and wounds,
Your every burden bring;
Here love, unchanging love abounds,
A deep, celestial spring,
A deep, celestial spring.

4 Whoever will– O gracious word!
May of this stream partake;
Come, thirsty souls, and bless the Lord,
And drink, for Jesus' sake,
And drink, for Jesus' sake.

5 Millions of sinners, vile as you,
Have here found life and peace;
Come, then, and prove its virtues too,
And drink, adore, and bless,
And drink, adore, and bless.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #497

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what amazing words of grace
Title: Sufficiency and Freeness
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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