Rom 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Rom 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Rom 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Rom 4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Rom 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Justification by faith alone
The Pauline revelation,
Apart from works in sov’reign grace,
We have this great salvation;
Justified in God’s pure sight
Before His throne we’re sinless;
Just as though we had never sinned,
By Christ’s substitution guiltless.
So many think they are saved by works,
Though deeds of worthy merit,
And kept secure by holding on,
Thus robbing Holy Spirit
Of His marv’lous keeping pow’r
By which He preserves His own,
Through all of life’s vicissitudes,
Presents them faultless at His throne.
Justified not by what we do,
But by what we must believe,
Concerning death of Christ our Lord,
Who by faith we then receive;
The moment that faith takes hold,
And the precious blood’s applied,
The soul is washed from all its guilt,
With Christ the Lord is Crucified
Justification which is by faith
Imputes to us position,
By substitution through His death,
We are assured remission;
When Christ died we died with Him,
From tomb both rose together,
And now in Christ we have been raised
Saved forever and forever!
By Benj. F. Dotson, 1949