Tag Archive | salvation

Pass Me Not

Pass Me Not

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Refrain:
Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,
Help my unbelief.
Refrain

Thou the spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee,
Whom in Heav’n but Thee.
Refrain

Hymn: Frances J. Crosby (1868)
Photo: Marge McCoy

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Because He Lives

Because He Lives

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives

Refrain
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives

How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy He gives
But greater still the calm assurance
This child can face uncertain day, because He lives
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And then one day, I’ll cross the river
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain
And then, as death gives way to victory
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He reigns

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Text: Gloria Gaither and Bill Gaither (1971)
Music: Bill Gaither
Photo: Leslie Taylor Leach

Christ Arose

God released Him from the horrors of death and raised Him back to life, for death could not keep Him in its grip. Acts 2:24

Christ Arose

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Refrain:
Up from the grave He arose;
with a mighty triumph o’er His foes;
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
and He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior,
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
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Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
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Hymn: Robert Lowry (1874)
Photo: Marge McCoy

Redeemed

Redeemed

You were redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb. 1 Peter 1:18-19

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.

Refrain:
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.
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I think of my blessed Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long:
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.
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I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.
Refrain

Hymn: Frances J. Crosby (1882)
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick (1882)
Photo: Marge McCoy

What a Wonderful Savior

What a Wonderful Savior

Christ has for sin atonement made –
What a wonderful Savior!
We are redeemed, the price is paid –
What a wonderful Savior!

Refrain
What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Jesus!
What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Lord!

I praise Him for the cleansing blood –
What a wonderful Savior!
That reconciled my soul to God –
What a wonderful Savior! [Refrain]

He cleansed my heart from all its sin –
What a wonderful Savior!
And now He reigns and rules therein –
What a wonderful Savior! [Refrain]

He gives me overcoming pow’r –
What a wonderful Savior!
And triumph in each trying hour –
What a wonderful Savior! [Refrain]

Hymn: E.A. Hoffman (1891)
Photo: Marge McCoy

Lead Me to Calvary

Lead Me to Calvary

King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Refrain:
Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

Refrain
May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share,
Thou hast borne all for me.

Refrain

Jennie E. Hussey (1921)
Photo: Marge McCoy

I Will Praise Him

I Will Praise Him

When I saw the cleansing fountain,
Open wide for all my sin,
I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing
When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”

Refrain:
I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
Give Him glory, all ye people,
For His blood can wash away each stain.

Tho’ the way seems straight and narrow,
All I claimed was swept away;
My ambitions, plans and wishes,
At my feet in ashes lay. [Refrain]

Blessed be the name of Jesus!
I’m so glad He took me in;
He’s forgiven my transgressions,
He has cleansed my heart from sin. [Refrain]

Glory, glory to the Father!
Glory, glory to the Son!
Glory, glory to the Spirit!
Glory to the Three in One! [Refrain]

Hymn: Margaret J. Harris (1898)
Photo: Bob McCoy (1986)