This Is Grace : composing a modern twist of a beloved hymn

Today’s post will be a short one. I’d been wanting to write a song that uses a hymn I love and puts it in a modern context. I love the hymn “Grace, Greater Than Our Sin” and so I started jamming with this chorus on my guitar and playing around with the rhythm. I wanted to get into the question “what is grace, anyway?” – and the chorus evolved into THIS IS grace, grace – God’s grace!
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within
THIS IS grace, grace – God’s grace
Grace that is greater than
and while grace certainly is greater than all my sin, I wanted to go more general
where I’ve been
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
I know you’re carrying a load so heavy, it feels like you’re gonna break
There’s a plan and a purpose; your life will be worth it
And you’ll get through today.
This is grace.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Even though you’ve fallen from the heights of heaven
There’s still room for you to come home
When you find forgiveness, try as you might to deserve it
You could never earn your way –

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:8-10

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”
Joel 2:32 (repeated in Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13)

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