Grace by which stand

While reviewing my old time Steve Green favorites in the car this morning, I came across his adaptation of Keith Green’s “Grace By Which I Stand”. I’ve been singing that song since college but I never really “understood” what it meant. This morning was beyond intellectual debate on what grace is all about. It is me in the song. My heart was crying saying, “Lord, I’m weak. I know I fall a lot of time if not most of the time. But your grace kept me in your arms.”

I am reminded by what Romans 8:38,39 says “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Here’s Keith Green, “Grace By Which I Stand”.

Lord, the feelings are not the same,
I guess I’m older, I guess I’ve changed.
And how I wish it had been explained, that as you’re growing you must remember,

That nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus.
I know that I would surely fall away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.

Lord, I remember that special way,
I vowed to serve you, when it was brand new.
But like peter, I can’t even watch and pray, one hour with you,
And I bet, I could deny you too.

But nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus.
I’m sure that my whole life would waste away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.

But nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus.
I know that I would surely fall away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/seeker_of_the_right/ Leonard

    One of my favorite songs too bro!

    “But nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus. I know that I would surely fall away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/seeker_of_the_right/ Leonard

    One of my favorite songs too bro!

    “But nothing lasts, except the grace of God, by which I stand, in Jesus. I know that I would surely fall away, except for grace, by which I’m saved.”