Scripture Verse

Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow. Isaiah 1:18


Words: M. S. Shaf­fer, in The High­way Hym­nal (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia & Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Char­lie Till­man Song Book Com­pa­ny & Pen­te­cos­tal Pub­lish­ing, 1915).

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley, 1917 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Shaf­fer’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Samuel W. Beazley (1873–1944)


Gone is all my debt of sin,
A great change is wrought with­in,
And to live I now be­gin,
Risen from the fall;
Yet the debt I did not pay—
Someone died for me one day,
Sweeping all the debt away—
Jesus paid it all.


Jesus died and paid it all, yes,
On the cross of Cal­va­ry, Oh
And my sto­ny heart was melted
At His dy­ing, dy­ing call;
Oh, His heart in shame was brok­en
On the tree for you and me, yes,
And the debt, the debt is can­celed,
Jesus paid it, paid it all.

Oh, I hope to please Him now,
Light of joy is on my brow,
As at His dear feet I bow,
Safe with­in His love.
Making His the debt I owed,
Freedom true He has be­stowed;
So I’m sing­ing on the road
To my home above.


Sinner, not for me alone
Did the Son of God atone;
Your debt, too, He made His own,
On the cru­el tree.
Come to Him with all your sin;
Be as white as snow with­in;
Full sal­va­tion you may win
And re­joice with me.