Grace Greater Than Our Sin (Johnston)

1) Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt,
yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin.

2) Dark is the stain that we cannot hide,
what can avail to wash it away!
Look! there is flowing a crimson tide;
whiter than snow you may be today.


3) Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
freely bestowed on all who believe:
you that are longing to see his face,
will you this moment his grace receive?


Liedtext/Author: 1911, Julia H. Johnston (1849-1919)
Melodie/Composer: 1910, Daniel B. Towner

I am one of the lowliest learners
Content in my corner to stay,
Yet I learn of a wonderful Teacher,
Who sets me a lesson each day.
There are clever and talented scholars
Whose portions assigned are so grand
I but listen and watch from a distance,
For near them I never could stand;
Yet here in the School of the Master
All fitted and furnished, I see
A place for the lowliest learner,
And so there’s a corner for me!

I have partly learned some of my lessons,
Some others but dimly I see;
I was ever, I think, a slow learner:
My Teacher is patient with me.
So patient and tender and loving,
So gentle and kindly His rule,
I care not how simple my lessons,
If they are but taught in His school;
Articulate then, in the breezes,
Or written in forest and field,
In homeliest details of living
The lessons of truth are revealed;
As fast as I see them and learn them,
Their sweetness and comfort they yield.

(Julia H. Johnston: The School of the Master and other Religious Verses)

Weblinks und Verweise:

Notenblatt, 4stimmig (Public Domain, externer Link zu

Audiofile (midi, externer Link zu

Piano Accompaniment (Klavierbegleitung von WSR, externer Link zu youtube)

Gospel Hymn (Don Moen – Grace Greater Than Our Sin, externer Link zu youtube)

Liedeintrag in der englischprachigen Wikipedia