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Grace Upon Grace

I have spent some time this year with a Puritan prayer book called “The Valley Of Vision.” One evening, I was particularly struck by a prayer titled “Grace Active” (pg. 214). I was looking ahead to some life changes that were overwhelming me, and that text spoke courage and comfort. I re-assembled the ideas into song form (since the original prayers are not metered) and added a melody. The original prayer far surpasses my new lyric, but my hope is that “Grace Upon Grace” can take those same truths out into new places.


1. In every station new trials and troubles

call for more grace than I can afford

where can I go, but to my dear Savior

for mercy that pours from boundless stores.

Chorus: Grace upon grace every sin repaired

every void restored, you will find him there

in every turning he will prepare you

with grace upon grace.

2. He made a way for the fallen to rise

perfect in glory and sacrifice

in sweet communion, my need he supplies

He saves, keeps and guards my life.


3. To thee I run now with great expectation,

to honor you with trust like a child

My hopes and desires seek a new destination

and all that you ask, your grace will provide.


words by SANDRA MCCRACKEN. © 2005 SAME OLD DRESS MUSIC (ASCAP), admin. by SIMPLEVILLE MUSIC, inc. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.