How vast the benefits divine
which we in Christ possess!
We are redeemed from sin and shame
and called to holiness.
Not for the works that we have done –
all these to him are owed;
but he of his electing love
salvation has bestowed.
To you alone, O Lord, is due
all glory and renown:
praise to ourselves we dare not take,
or rob you of your crown.
You were yourself our guarantor
in God’s redemption plan;
in you his grace was given us
before the world began.
Safe in the arms of sovereign love
we ever shall remain;
not all the rage of Earth or Hell
can make your promise vain.
So none of all your chosen ones
shall fail your Heaven to gain;
here they will share abounding grace,
and there with Jesus reign.