Shall ever I forget the day
When grace my soul enthralled?
When Calvarys love became my hope
And all my guilt absolved.
This grand, eternal life is mine,
By grace through faith alone,
Since on the cross my Savior bled
For all men to atone.
Hence this So Great Salvation is
Now fully, freely mine,
By virtue of that finished work
Which love and grace combine,
Purchased by that priceless blood
Which coursed from Jesus veins,
To wash me now and evermore
From sins malignant stains.
So now, with Christ forever mine,
I never shall be lost.
But what shall I then give to Him?
Can I repay the cost?
To this I hear Him say, My son,
Thou dost not understand.
Repay the cost? Of Calvarys love?
What hast thou in thine hand?
With tears I see that naught I have
Of proper recompense,
My childish prayers, my feeble works,
My speech of little sense.
But yes, I have but one small gift--
Myself I have to give.
This then I do my Lord, my God,
For You I now shall live.
Living then for Thee I find
I have not lost but gained.
My life has been returned to me
With every grace entrained.
Hence all is mine that I shall need
And serve Him well I will.
Well live the great adventure here
And meet on Zions hill.
Redemptions awesome mystery then
Shall have my highest mind.
His purpose moves from age to age,
His grace to all mankind.
The love that flowed from Calvarys mount
My single theme shall be
For loss, for gain, for life, for death,
For all eternity.