He who Began a Good Work in You Lyrics
A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on, my person and off'ring to bring.
The terrors of law and of God with me can have nothing to do;
My Savior's obedience and blood hide all my transgressions from view.
The work which His goodness began, the arm of His strength will complete;
His promise is Yea and Amen, and never was forfeited yet.
Things future, nor things that are now, nor all things below or above,
Can make Him His purpose forgo, or sever my soul from His love.
My name from the palms of His hands eternity will not erase;
Impressed on His heart it remains, in marks of indelible grace.
Yes, I to the end shall endure, as sure as the earnest is giv'n;
More happy, but not more secure, the glorified spirits in Heav'n.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "He who Began a Good Work in You", Joseph Parry (May 21, 1841-February 17, 1903), was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and became famous as a musician and composer. Parry was Professor of Music at the University of Wales (1873-1877).
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: He who Began a Good Work in You
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Augustus Montague Toplady (November 4, 1740 to August 11, 1778)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Joseph Parry (May 21, 1841 to February 17, 1903)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing; Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on, my person and off'ring to bring"
First Publication Date: 1771