A debtor to mercy alone

Original Words by Augustus Toplady
New Words and Music by Matt MacGregor


Verse 1:
A debtor to mercy alone,
of covenant mercy I sing;
no fear, with Your righteousness on,
my person and off’ring to bring.
My guilt and my shame, now O God,
with me can have nothing to do;
my Saviour’s obedience and blood
hide all my transgressions from view.

Your mercy alone,
Your mercy alone,
This my strong sure hope.
Your mercy alone,
Your mercy alone:
My confidence You’ll lead me home.

Verse 2:
The work which Your goodness began,
the arm of Your strength will complete;
Your promise is ‘yes’ and ‘amen’,
which never shall any defeat.
Things future, nor things that are now,
nor all things below or above,
can make You Your purpose forgo,
or sever my soul from Your love.


For my name, now engraved on the palms of Your hands,
eternity will not erase;
impressed in the depths of Your heart it remains
in marks of indelible grace.

Verse 3:
And though to this day I have strayed,
Yet Jesus, my life, intercedes,
Proclaiming the price fully paid:
His sacrifice for me he pleads.
Yes, I to the end shall endure,
For to me God’s vow has been giv’n;
more happy, but not more secure,
the glorified spirits in heav’n.


© 2019 Matt MacGregor
CCLI Song No. 7139958