“Free will” hymns

If salvation was really a choice that God left up to us, we’d have to start rewriting a number of famous hymns, perhaps starting with these two:

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That gave the choice to me!
Though once lost, chose to be found,
Was blind, but chose to see.

How Hard You Tried (to the tune of How Great Thou Art)

Verse 1
O Lord my God,
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all
The world Thy Hand hath made.
Yet you cannot
Rescue any other
Than just the few
Who do choose to be saved.

Then sings my soul,
“Personal Saviour of me,
How hard you tried
(Yet can’t succeed)
To save the rest.
Though Christ died for our sins,
You fail to save
All who don’t believe.”

Verse 2
And when I think,
That God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die,
I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross,
He accomplished nothing,
Without our choice,
To let Him cleanse our sin.

Verse 3
When Christ shall praise
My choice with acclamation,
And give to me
The salvation I did earn.
Then I shall stand
In proud adoration
Of how wise I was
to choose not to burn.