This new tune for Samuel Davies’ text was spurred on in part by my pastor’s recent sermon series in Titus, particularly chapter 3. “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Great God of wonders! All Thy ways
Are matchless, God-like, and divine;
But the fair glories of Thy grace
More God-like and unrivaled shine.
Who is a pard’ning God like Thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?
In wonder lost, with trembling joy,
We take the pardon of our God:
Pardon for crimes of deepest dye,
A pardon bought with Jesus’ blood.
Oh, may this strange, this matchless grace,
This God-like miracle of love
Fill the whole earth with grateful praise
And all th’angelic choirs above.