Grace Alone

Note: This is a perpetual work in progress.  You may find some biblical references I might have missed, so please point them out in the comments or tweet or email

And of course… Congrats to newly-ordained PASTOR Dustin Kensrue and family!  Also, looking forward to the upcoming release of Pastor Dustin’s worship album to be released sometime in October…


“Grace Alone”
Words & Music by Pastor Dustin Kensrue

Verse 1
I was an orphan (Lam. 5:3) lost at the fall (Gen. 3)
Running away when I’d hear You call (cf. Jonah 1)
But Father, You worked Your will (Rom 8:28)
I had no righteousness of my own (Rom. 3:10)
I had no right to draw near Your throne (Heb. 4:16)
But Father, You loved me still (Rom. 5:8)

Chorus 1
And in love before You laid the world’s foundation (Eph. 1)
You predestined to adopt me as Your own
You have raised me up so high above my station
I’m a child of God (I John 3:1) by grace and grace alone (Eph. 2:8-9)

Verse 2
You left Your home to seek out the lost (Phil. 2:5-11)
You knew the great and terrible cost
But Jesus, Your face was set (Heb. 12:2)
I worked my fingers down to the bone
Nothing I did could ever atone
But Jesus, You paid my debt

Chorus 2
By Your blood I have redemption and salvation
Lord, You died that I might reap what You have sown (Gal. 6:9)
And You rose that I might be a new creation (II Cor. 5:17)
I am born again (John 3:7) by grace and grace alone

I was in darkness all of my life (Ephesians 5:8)
I never knew the day from the night
But Spirit, You made me see (Ephesians 1:17-18)
I swore I knew the way on my own
Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone (Ezekiel 36:26)
But Spirit, You moved in me

Chorus 3
At Your touch my sleeping spirit was awakened
On my darkened heart, the light of Christ has shone (II Cor. 4:6)
Called into a Kingdom that cannot be shaken
Heaven’s citizen (Phil. 1:27, 3:20) by grace and grace alone

So I stand in faith (I Cor. 16:13) by grace and grace alone
I will run the race (I Cor. 9:27; Heb. 12:1) by grace and grace alone
I will slay my sin (Rom. 8:13) by grace and grace alone
I will reach the end (Phil. 3:14) by grace and grace alone