This song was written by Bill & Gloria Gaither, and was recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band… included on their album, I Do Believe.
The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. Though the group started out recording contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, it became known for southern gospel after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos.
The lineup of the band changes often, with artists leaving to work on solo careers, and new and old ones coming to replace them. Besides Bill Gaither, singers with the longest tenure in the band include Guy Penrod (1995–2008), Mark Lowry (1988–2002, 2009–13), Michael English (1985–94, 2009–13), David Phelps (1998–2005, 2009–17) and Wes Hampton (2005–present).
The band has released 29 albums (not including compilations), at least 19 of which have charted. The band has also released 10 DVDs, which feature many other Christian artists as well. The Gaither Vocal Band has been honored with two Grammys and 17 Dove Awards.
The 2000 version of the GVB consisted of Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, and David Phelps. It may have been the best quartet of the many variations the GVB had.
This song is a confession of grace… reminding us that a Christian even at his/her best is simply a sinner saved by grace.
Bible Reference… Romans 5:15-17; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1Timothy 1:15,16; Titus 3:4-7
If you could see what I once was; if you could go with me…
back to where I started from, then I know you would see
a miracle of love that put me in it’s sweet embrace
and made me what I am today – just an old sinner, saved by grace.
I’m just a sinner, saved by grace!
When I stood condemned to death, He took my place.
Now I live and breathe in freedom with each breath of life I take;
loved and forgiven, backed with a living.
I’m just a sinner, saved by grace.
How could I boast of anything I’ve ever seen or done?
How could I dare to claim as mine the victories God has won?
Where would I be had God not brought me gently to this place?
I’m here to say I’m nothing but a sinner saved by grace. (CHORUS)