Scripture Verse

As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God. John 1:12

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­ger M. Hick­man, in Ta­ber­na­cle Hymns (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ra­der & Mc­Kee, 1915) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hick­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Jesus came to earth by a lowly birth,
Gave Himself as an offering of matchless worth;
To His own He came in His Father’s name,
But they scorned to receive Him their king.

Refrain

But as many as received Him to them
He gave the power
The power to become the sons of God;
But as many as received Him to them
He gave the power
To become the sons of God.

Grace and pardon free, all for you and me,
Every one who receives Him a son may be;
For His blood He spilt to remove our guilt,
When He offered Himself once for all.

Refrain

Not by works we come as the Father’s son,
To receive as a welcome the words well done;
Lest we fain would boast as a mighty host,
Knowing not ’tis the free gift of God.

Refrain