Amazing Grace

Awake the grace that you have shown –
Though all my sins from birth you’ve known –
The grace that showed my dire need
For heart and soul to be set free.  

Awake the grace that knows the law,
Looks to myself to find the flaw,
That knows the price for sin is death –
Knows grace cost Jesus His last breath.

Awake the grace that brings the peace
That makes the selfish quarrels cease.
For grace is pay for what’s not earned.
It’s love despite – it’s undeserved.

Awake the grace that moves my feet,
That goes into the city street,
That prays with vigor and with might
For Light to break through desperate nights. 

Awake the grace that knows by faith,
That not by might but by your grace
The world will change and soon will sing
“Amazing Grace” to Christ the King. 

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God,
not a result of works,
so that no one may boast.

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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15 Responses to Amazing Grace

  1. melodylowes says:

    Happy New Year my friend! May it be alive with Grace awakened… 🙂

  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Well done and Amen, Heidi! I hate to think where I’d be without God’s gracious drawing of my heart to himself, forgiving me of countless sins, and growing me year by year into a better version of myself. He is my source of peace, wisdom, guidance, joy, and more. That fourth verse especially caught my attention. I need to “move my feet in the city street” and “pray with vigor and might,” in hope that everyone can know Jesus and the blessedness of life in his care!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you, dear Nancy! Your comments bless my heart and soul. Let’s pray we see our opportunities and for God to embolden our hearts to speak about His grace … when- and wherever 🙂

  3. Debbie says:

    What an amazing way to start our new year . . .covered by His amazing grace! Thank you thank you! Love and 2018 blessings for you and yours. He is going to do wondrous things in your life this year. :).

  4. So splendid Heidi! Happy New Year! 🙂 ❤

  5. A beautiful hope and truth to hold onto in the New Year. Blessings to you and yours dear Heidi! 💝

  6. Beautiful poem, Heidi.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thanks, Bill! You have been a wonderful instrument of Hope this past year to me and my family! Praying you will continue to touch MANY this coming year and the years to come 🙂

  7. Beautiful. Happy New Year Heidi ❤

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