Scripture Verse

By the grace of God I am what I am. 1 Corinthians 15:10


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, in the Bi­ble Hymn Book, 1845, num­ber 219, alt.

Music: St. Ber­nard (Ri­chard­son) Toch­ter Si­on (Co­log­ne, Ger­ma­ny: 1741). Ar­ranged by John Ri­chard­son (1816–1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ri­chard­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


All that I was, my sin, my guilt,
My death, was all mine own;
All that I am I owe to Thee,
My gra­cious God, alone.

The ev­il of my for­mer state
Was mine, and on­ly mine;
The good in which I now re­joice
Is Thine, and on­ly Thine.

The dark­ness of my for­mer state,
The bond­age, all was mine;
The light of life in which I walk,
The li­ber­ty, is Thine.

Thy Word first made me feel my sin,
It taught me to be­lieve;
Then, in be­liev­ing, peace I found,
And now I live, I live!

All that I am, e’en here on earth
All that I hope to be,
When Je­sus comes and glo­ry dawns,
I owe it, Lord to Thee.