Last Sunday’s Hymn of the Day – Salvation Unto Us Has Come

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By Paul Speratus, 1523

 

Salvation unto us has come By God’s free grace and favor;

Good works cannot avert our doom, They help and save us never.

Faith looks to Jesus Christ alone, Who did for all the world atone;

He is our one redeemer.

 

Theirs was a false, misleading dream Who thought God’s law was given

That sinners could themselves redeem And by their works gain heaven.

The Law is but a mirror bright To bring the inbred sin to light

That lurks within our nature.

 

Faith clings to Jesus’ cross alone And rests in him unceasing;

And by its fruits true faith is known, With love and hope increasing.

For faith alone can justify; Works serve our neighbor and supply

The proof that faith is living.

 

All blessing, honor, thanks and praise To Father, Son, and Spirit,

The God who saved us by his grace; All glory to his merit.

O triune God in heaven above, You have revealed your saving love;

Your blessed name we hallow.

 

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