He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.@John 5:24
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Alice Cary (1820-1871)

Alice Cary, in Hymns for All Christians, edited by Charles F. Deems & Phoebe Cary (New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1869), number 92.

Salvation’s Story William J. Kirkpatrick, in Joy to the World, edited by Tullius C. O’Kane, John R. Sweney & Charles C. McCabe (Cincinnati, Ohio: Hitchcock & Walden, 1879), number 50 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

Till I learned to love Thy name,
Lord, Thy grace denying,
I was lost in sin and shame,
Dying, dying, dying!
This is now my constant theme,
This my favorite story.
Jesus’ blood avails for me,
Glory, glory, glory!

Nothing could the world impart,
Darkness held no morrow;
In my soul and in my heart,
Sorrow, sorrow, sorrow!
This is now my constant theme,
This my favorite story.
Jesus’ blood avails for me,
Glory, glory, glory!

When I learned to love Thy name,
O Thou meek and lowly,
Rapture kindled to a flame,
Holy, holy, holy!
Hallelujah, grace is free,
I will tell the story.
Jesus’ blood has made me free,
Glory, glory, glory!

Henceforth shall creation ring
With salvation’s story,
Till I rise with Thee to sing,
Glory, glory, glory!
Hallelujah, grace is free,
I will tell the story.
Jesus’ blood has made me free,
Glory, glory, glory!