Scripture Verse

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13


Words: Ben­ja­min Helm, in Life and Light No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ed­ward Fogg & Tay­lor W. Bark­er (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fogg & Bark­er, 1894).

Music: Ed­ward S. Fogg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Edward S. Fogg
ca. 1840–?


Come sing to me of Jesus’ love,
For life’s swift tide is ebbing still;
Sing how He came from Heav’n above,
To save from sin and human ill.


Sing of His love, wonderful love;
How He gave His life for me!
Sing of His love, wonderful love,
How He died to set me free!

Draw near, and slowly sing to me
How thus on Him my sins were laid,
That I now in His cross may see
That all my debt is fully paid.


Oh, sing again of Calvary,
Where Jesus died my soul to save;
How through His death and agony
The Savior triumphed o’er the grave.


Sing how tho’ now exalted high
At His almighty Father’s side,
In death’s cold wave He still is nigh,
To safely bear me o’er the tide.