Scripture Verse

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19


Stephen C. Foster

Words: From the Lon­don Hymn Book.

Music: Stephen C. Foster (1826–1864), ar­ranged by Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner, 1909 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Towner


Gone from my heart the world and all its charms;
Now through the blood I’m saved from all alarms;
Down at the cross my heart is bending low;
The precious blood of Jesus
Cleanses white as snow.


I love Him, I love him,
Because He first loved me,
And purchased my salvation
On Calv’ry’s tree.

Once I was lost, and way down deep in sin;
Once was a slave to passions fierce within;
Once was afraid to meet an angry God
But now I’m cleansed from ev’ry
Stain through Jesus’ blood.


Once I was bound, but now I am set free;
Once I was blind, but now the light I see;
Once I was dead, but now in Christ I live,
To tell the world around
The peace that He doth give.