This song is based off Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV 1984): “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Salvation is a free gift from God. We do nothing to earn it or to deserve it. The scriptures say: In while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Ro. 5:8). There is no one righteous, no not one (Ro. 3:10). All we like sheep have gone astray (Is. 53:6). All have sinned and fall short of attaining God’s glory (Ro. 3:23). The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Ro. 6:23). We receive this free gift by God’s grace and through faith: Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out (Acts 3:19). God now commands everyone to repent (Acts 17:30). You must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus (Acts 20:21). You should repent and turn to God and prove your repentance by your deeds (Acts 26:20). If anyone loves Jesus, he will obey His teaching (Jn. 14:23). If we obey Jesus’ commands, we will remain in his love (Jn. 15:10). We know we have come to know him if we obey his commands (I Jn. 2:3). For By Grace / An Original Work / January 27, 2012 Based off Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace we’ve been saved Of all our sins, So that with Christ Jesus Our lives begin. Cleansing us from sin, He made pure within All who trust in Him As their Savior, friend, So that with Christ Jesus Our lives begin. We’ve been saved through faith; This not from ourselves, Lest that we should boast In our fleshly works. Our salvation is A gift from our God, Who loves us so much That He gave His Son To die on the cross For all of our sins. So repent of all Of your sins today, And He’ll forgive you; Wipe your sins away. Obey all of His Teachings given you, So that you can walk With Him now in truth; So that you can walk With Him now in truth.