The hour I first believed

I used to always find it difficult to understand what was meant by God’s grace – Even although there are many verses in the bible which talk about God’s grace, it still took me a while to fully understand how important God’s grace is, and how much we each deserve to know and accept it.

Here’s a few quotes explaining God’s grace.

Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving

B.B. Warfield

Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.

John Stott

Grace is unconditional love toward a person who does not deserve it.

Paul Zahl

I now know that it is only because of God’s grace that I am a Christian today. God loved me, even although I didn’t accept Him as my Lord. He loved me unconditionally, and accepted me for who I was. Because of that I knelt before Him many years ago and gave Him my heart and my life. I therefore now trust in God for all I need, and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun.


  1. Haven’t heard this piece before. Is it an army piece? I’m thinking it is a Bill Himes is leading it. You know I love Bill Himes music so thanks for introducing me to this piece Dianne x


    1. Yes Dianne this arrangement of Amazing Grace was written by William Himes. Glad you enjoyed it, it’s a very emotional listen isn’t it. .x


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