Scripture Verse

Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Romans 10:4


Words & Mu­sic: Phi­lip P. Bliss, Sun­shine for Sun­day Schools (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church & Root & Sons, 1874), page 82 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

Just before Christ­mas, 1871, Mrs. Bliss asked a friend, What shall I get for my hus­band as a Christ­mas pre­sent? And, at the sug­gest­ion of this friend, pur­chased and pre­sent­ed him with the bound vol­ume of a month­ly Eng­lish per­io­di­cal called Things New and Old.

Many things in these books of in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Scrip­ture and il­lus­tra­tions of Gos­pel truth were blessed to him, and from the read­ing of some­thing in one of these books…sug­gest­ed this glor­ious Gos­pel song.

Whittle, p. 132


Free from the law, O happy condition,
Jesus has bled and there is remission,
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all.


Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O brother, believe it;
Cling to the cross, the bur­den will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.

Now we are free, there’s no condemnation,
Jesus provides a perfect sal­va­tion.
Come unto Me, O hear His sweet call,
Come, and He saves us once for all.


Children of God, O glo­ri­ous calling,
Surely His grace will keep us from falling;
Passing from death to life at His call;
Blessèd sal­va­tion once for all.