Scripture Verse

The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 6:14

Introduction

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Russell H. Conwell
(1843–1925)

Words: Rus­sell H. Con­well, Songs Tried and Proved (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: A. J. Row­land, 1896), num­ber 101.

Music: Mar­tyn Si­me­on B. Marsh, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Marsh (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Jesus, Master, rescue me,
Weak and helpless, this my plea;
Thou hast triumphed o’er the grave,
Thou hast died my soul to save.
Though my sins are crimson red,
Thou for me Thy blood hast shed;
Trembling at Thy cross I bow,
Jesus, Master, cleanse me now.

Jesus, Master, hear my cry,
Pass me not unheeded by;
On these sightless eyes of mine,
Let Thy beams of mercy shine.
Lord I know Thou canst forgive,
Bid, O bid me look and live;
Trusting, at Thy cross I bow,
Jesus, Master, heal me now.

Jesus, Master, praise to Thee,
For Thy wondrous love to me;
From the mountain wild and steep
Thou hast brought Thy wandering sheep.
Thou hast washed my sins away,
Turned my darkness into day;
Joyful at Thy cross I bow,
Thou dost save and save me now.