Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

As a counterbalance to Monday’s post, here are two Arminian writers takes on this beloved passage (a passage, I hasten to add, that Christians of any theological persuasion can rejoice in!) First, John Wesley’s “We Have No Outward Righteousness” (full lyrics here):

We have no outward righteousness,
No merits or good works to plead;
We only can be saved by grace;
Thy grace, O Lord, is free indeed.

Also, Fanny Crosby’s “‘Tis Not By Works That We Have Done”:

‘Tis not by works that we have done,
Our souls redeemed shall be;
But by the blood of God’s dear Son,
Who died on Calvary.

Chorus:
By Grace are ye saved,
By Grace are ye saved through faith,
And that not of yourselves,
It is the gift of God.
By Grace are ye saved,
By Grace are ye saved through faith,
And that not of yourselves,
It is the gift of God.

‘Tis not by works that we can do,
Our righteousness is vain;
But by what Christ Himself hath done,
Eternal life we gain.

‘Tis not by works of ours, that we
Can know our sins forgiv’n;
But by the living word of Him
Who pleads for us in heav’n.

‘Tis not our works, but Christ’s alone,
Then rest thy anxious soul;
For safe thou art on Him thy Rock
While endless ages roll.

Ephesians 2:19

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God

The Talbot Brothers’ song “No Longer Strangers” actually uses lyrics adapted from verses 11-19. But rather than copy half the chapter, I’ll highlight the verse from which the title is drawn.

Expository Songs

By Grace I’m Saved, Grace Free and Boundless (Ephesians 2:5-9)
Written by Christian L. Scheidt
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Heavenly Places (Ephesians 2:6)
Written by George Hott
Lyrics | Sheet Music

By Grace are Ye Saved (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Written by Fanny Crosby
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Not By the Laws of Innocence (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Written by Isaac Watts
Lyrics

Salvation by grace (Ephesians 2:8)
Written by Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Church of God, Elect and Glorious (Ephesians 2:11-22)
Written by James Seddon
Lyrics | Sheet Music

No Longer Strangers (Ephesians 2:12-19)
Written by John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot and Terry Talbot
YouTube

Let the Walls Fall Down (Ephesians 2:14)
Written by Bill Batstone, John Barbour, Anne Barbour | Popularized by Maranatha Music
Lyrics | YouTube

Let Us Be United (Ephesians 2:14)
Written by Charles Naylor
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Peace Chorus (Ephesians 2:14)
Written by Neil Enloe | Popularized by The Couriers

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Ephesians 2:20)
Written by 7th Century Latin Hymn (translated by John Neale), Henry Smart
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)
Written by John Chandler
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Christ, the Corner-stone (Ephesians 2:20)
Written by John Pierpont
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Laying the foundation (Ephesians 2:20)
Written by John Mason Neale
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Builder, whom true Wisdom sways (Ephesians 2:20-22)
Written by James Relly
Lyrics

Other References

In trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1)
Written by William Cowper
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Saved by Grace (Ephesians 2:5-8)
Written by Fanny Crosby, George Stebbins
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Saved by Grace (Ephesians 2:5-8)
Written by Tommy Clark | Popularized by Florida Boys
YouTube

Saved by Grace Alone (Ephesians 2:5-8)
Written by Lizzie DeArmond
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Sinner Saved by Grace (Ephesians 2:5-8)
Written by William Gaither, Gloria Gaither, Mitch Humphries | Popularized by Gaither Vocal Band
Lyrics | YouTube

Self righteous souls on works rely (Ephesians 2:5-8)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I’m Sitting with Jesus (Ephesians 2:6)
Written by Daniel S. Warner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph (Ephesians 2:6)
Written by Christopher Wordsworth
Lyrics | Sheet Music

See, What a Morning (Resurrection Hymn) (Ephesians 2:6)
Written by Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Together (Ephesians 2:6)
Written by Joyce B. Meyers, Harlan D. Sorrell
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Riches of Grace (Ephesians 2:7)
Written by Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

If You Love the Lord (Ephesians 2:10)
Written by Keith Green, Melody Green | Popularized by Keith Green
Lyrics | YouTube

You Are The Way (Ephesians 2:12)
Written by Pat Sczebel | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Across the Great Divide (Ephesians 2:13)
Written by Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

To Avert From Men God’s Wrath (Ephesians 2:13)
Written by Jan Hus
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Once and For All (Ephesians 2:14)
Popularized by Sandi Patty
Lyrics | YouTube

Tis finished! The Messiah Dies (Ephesians 2:14)
Written by Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

When Elements and Time will fade (Ephesians 2:20-22)
Written by James Relly
Lyrics

The Church’s One Foundation (Ephesians 2:20)
Written by Samuel John Stone
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Ye are God’s Building, (is the Word) (Ephesians 2:22)
Written by James Relly
Lyrics

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