FULL OF GRACE
"The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
Christ has done that for me which none but a God could do.
He has subdued my stubborn will,
melted a heart of adamant,
opened gates of brass,
and snapped bars of iron.
He has turned my mourning into laughter,
and my desolation into joy;
he has led my captivity captive,
and made my heart rejoice
with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
And he is full of grace.
Ah! had he not been I should never have been saved.
He drew me when I struggled to escape from his grace;
and when at last I came all trembling like a
condemned culprit to his mercy seat he said, 'Your sins
which are many are all forgiven you: be of good cheer.'
I bear witness that never servant had such a master as I have;
never brother such a kinsman as he has been to me;
never spouse such a husband as Christ has been to my soul;
never mourner a better comforter than Christ hath been to my
spirit; never sinner a better Saviour.
I want none beside him.
In life he is my life,
and in death he shall be the death of death;
in poverty Christ is my riches;
in sickness he makes my bed;
in darkness he is my star,
and in brightness he is my sun;
he is the manna of the camp in the wilderness, and he shall
be the new corn of the host when they come to Canaan.
Jesus is to me all grace and no wrath; all truth and no
falsehood; and of truth and grace he is "full"-- infinitely full.
My soul, this night, bless with all thy might 'the only Begotten.'