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A Hymn: We Are Not Saved by Our Righteousness

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Singing and composing hymns and other songs have been part of my life since my teenage days

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Composer’s Foreword

I do not know how to put my composed words into tonic solfa format, but having learnt however remotely how to compose songs using local Yoruba format, I decide to come with a work around on how to make my songs internationally acceptable, therefore, I have been mimicking some hymns which I believe anyone who knows how to sing such hymn globally would be able to sing along with me my composed song using the tune that I have used beneath.

Having said this, I sincerely invite you to join me in singing this newly composed song.

Thanks.

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Tonic solfa of "Marching to zion" Hymnal

The Composed Song

1. The kindness and the love of God

The savior of mankind

Hath appeared even to all

Hath appeared even to all

Bringing salvation to all

Bringing salvation to all

Refrain:

We ‘re not saved by our works

Yea works of our righteousness

But according to his mercy

He hath even saved us


2. We ‘re all as an unclean thing

And all of our righteous-nesses

They are even like filthy rags

They are even like filthy rags

Even before Yahweh

Even before Yahweh

Refrain:


3. Lean thou not on your righteousness

But embrace the grace of God

That hath appeared once unto all

That hath appeared once unto all

This grace’s present in Jesus Christ

This grace’s present in Jesus Christ

Refrain


4. Jesus has shed ‘ven his blood

He has paid the ransom

Tarry thee not to accept him

Tarry thee not to accept him

For then He ‘ll wash you clean

For then He ‘ll wash you clean

Refrain


5. Even through God’s Holy Ghost

We ‘ll be given a new birth

A new life ‘ll be given us

A new life ‘ll be given us

After he has washed us whole

After he has washed us whole

Refrain


6. Now therefore is the accepted time

Tarry no longer in sin

Yield unto him your entirety

Yield unto him your entirety

And you ‘ll become his child

And you ‘ll become his child

Refrain

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