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Words by James M. Gray (1851-1935)Tune: ONLY A SINNER by Daniel Brink Towner (1850-1919)Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)Time signature: 4/4Meter: 10.10.9.9. with RefrainPublic Domain1. Naught have I gotten but what I received; Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed; Boasting excluded, pride I abase; I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!Refrain: Only a sinner, saved by grace! Only a sinner, saved by grace! This is my story, to God be the glory— I’m only a siner, saved by grace!2. Once I was foolish, and sin ruled my heart, Causing my footsteps from God to depart; Jesus hath found me, happy my case; I now am a sinner, saved by grace!3. Tears unavailing, no merit had I; Mercy had saved me, or else I must die; Sin had alarmed me fearing God’s face; But now I’m a sinner saved by grace!4. Suffer a sinner whose heart overflows, Loving his Savior to tell what he knows; Once more to tell it would I embrace— I’m only a sinner saved by grace!