The grace of God that bringeth salvation.@Titus 2:11
Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Ber­nard of Clair­vaux, 12th Cen­tu­ry (Jesu dulcis memoria). Trans­lat­ed from Latin to German in Arndt’s True Christianity. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Anthony W. Boehm (1712) and John Christian Jacobi (Psalmodia Germanica, 1720). The version below derives from A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Extracted from Various Authors, by Mar­tin Ma­dan, 1760.

Rock­ing­ham (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153)

Of Him who did salvation bring,
I could forever think and sing:
Arise, ye needy, He’ll relieve;
Arise, ye guilty, He’ll forgive.

Ask but His grace, and lo, ’tis given!
Ask, and He turns your hell to heaven;
Though sin and sorrow wound my soul,
Jesus, Thy balm will make it whole.

To shame our sins He blushed in blood;
He closed His eyes to show us God:
Let all the world fall down and know
That none but God such love can show.

Insatiate to this spring I fly;
I drink, and yet am ever dry;
Ah! who against Thy charm is proof!
Ah! who that loves, can love enough?