To The Praise Of His Glorious Grace

At the 2017 G3 Conference, we had the pleasure of sitting under the preaching of D.A. Carson. In one of his messages, entitled Soli Deo Gloria, he quoted a poem he had written called To The Praise Of His Glorious Grace. What an encouraging poem it is!

*In some printings the last line of each stanza is repeated 3 times. In the version listed here, it is structured the way he personally quoted it at the G3 Conference (without repeats.)


To The Praise Of His Glorious Grace
by D.A. Carson

What astonishing mercy and power:
In accord with his pleasure and will
He created each planet, each flower,
Every galaxy, microbe, and hill.
He suspended the planet in space
To the praise of his glorious grace.

With despicable self-love and rage,
We rebelled and fell under the curse.
Yet God did not rip out the page
And destroy all who love the perverse.
No, he chose us to make a new race,
To the praise of his glorious grace.

Providentially ruling all things
To conform to the end he designed,
He mysteriously governs, and brings
His eternal wise plans into time.
He works out every step, every trace,
To the praise of his glorious grace.

Long before the creation began,
He foreknew those he’d ransom in Christ;
Long before time’s cold hour-glass ran,
He ordained the supreme sacrifice.
In the cross he removed our disgrace,
To the praise of his glorious grace.

We were blessed in the heavenly realms
Long before being included in Christ.
Since we heard the good news, overwhelmed,
We reach forward to seize Paradise.
We shall see him ourselves, face to face,
To the praise of his glorious grace.

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