When Saul of Tarsus took a violent course
To extirpate the name of Christ be force
The Saviour interrupted him - for grace
Desired that he should join a nobler race.
Having allowed his found son to express
His sin and feeling of unworthiness
The Father interrupted him - for grace
Disdained to give a son a servant's place.
As Peter told Cornelius of Christ's fame
And of forgiveness through the Saviour's name
The Spirit interrupted him - for grace
Welcomed the gentiles with a swift embrace.