Scripture Verse

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Introduction

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Thomas U. Walter
1804–1887

Words: Tho­mas U. Wal­ter, in The Bap­tist Harp (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1849), num­ber 414.

Music: Me­ri­bah Lo­well Ma­son, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
1792–1872

Lyrics

Desponding soul, O cease thy woe;
Dry up thy tears; to Je­sus go,
In faith’s appointed way;
Let not thy unbelieving fears
Still hold thee back—thy Sav­ior hears—
From Him no longer stay.

No works of thine can e’er impart
A balm to heal thy wounded heart,
Or solid comfort give;
Turn, then, to Him who freely gave
His precious blood thy soul to save;
E’en now He bids thee live.

Helpless and lost, to Je­sus fly!
His power and love are ever nigh
To those who seek His face;
Thy deepest guilt on Him was laid,
He bore thy sins, thy ransom paid;
O, haste to share His grace.