Mercy Not Merit

This is a great truth
And so I must share it
We live by God’s grace
By His mercy not merit

Not by work nor by deeds
Badges of honor we wear it
But by God’s tender forgiveness
By His mercy not merit

How deep is my sin
I cannot compare it
God’s love is much deeper
It is mercy not merit

My evil intent and desire
On the cross He did bear it
I’m forgiven set free
By God’s mercy not merit

It is the truth of His love
He commands me to share it
Tell the world Jesus saves
By His mercy not merit

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
Ephesians 2:8 NIV

He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
Psalms 103:10 NIV