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)
Christian L. Scheidt
Lyrics | Sheet Music

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

All of Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) (1991)
T.O. Chisholm, Frank Garlock, Flora Jean Garlock | Popularized by Majesty Music
Sheet Music | Amazon

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

By Grace Are Ye Saved (Ephesians 2:8-9)
James McGranahan, Major Whittle
Lyrics | Sheet Music

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

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

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

No Longer Strangers (Ephesians 2:12-19) (1990)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot and Terry Talbot
YouTube | Amazon

Let the Walls Fall Down (Ephesians 2:14) (1993)
Bill Batstone, John Barbour, Anne Barbour | Popularized by Maranatha Music
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

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

Peace Chorus (Ephesians 2:14) (1974)
Neil Enloe | Popularized by The Couriers
Amazon

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

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

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

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

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

We Have Been Saved (Ephesians 2) (Ephesians 2) (2010)
Popularized by Matt Papa
YouTube | Amazon

Other References

To the Cross I Cling (Ephesians 2:1-5) (2012)
Popularized by Matt Boswell
YouTube | Amazon

Death Was Arrested (Ephesians 2:1) (2017)
Popularized by Aaron Shust, Laura Story
YouTube | Amazon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See, What a Morning (Resurrection Hymn) (Ephesians 2:6) (2003)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

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

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

If You Love the Lord (Ephesians 2:10) (1980)
Keith Green, Melody Green | Popularized by Keith Green
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

You Are The Way (Ephesians 2:12) (2004)
Pat Sczebel | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | Amazon

Across the Great Divide (Ephesians 2:13) (2001)
Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
YouTube

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

Once and For All (Ephesians 2:14) (2000)
Popularized by Sandi Patty
Lyrics | Amazon

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

Death Was Arrested (Ephesians 2:15) (2017)
Popularized by Aaron Shust, Laura Story
YouTube | Amazon

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

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

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

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