Scripture Verse

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31

Introduction

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Leander L. Pickett
1859–1928

Words: James B. Ken­yon, 1906 (verse 4 by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett).

Music: C. C. Green­wood (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Green­wood’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Ken­yon (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Pick­ett, would you ?

Lyrics

Long mine eyes were drowned in tears,
And my soul was filled with fears,
And I heeded not the swiftly passing years;
For thro’ many a weary day,
O’er a long and desert way
From the fold of Christ, my Shepherd, I did stray.

Refrain

Hallelujah! Jesus saves me,
And my head is sweetly pillowed on His breast;
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
His shekinah covers me and I am blest.

Now I doubt and fear no more,
All my heart with bliss runs o’er,
And I can but love Him, praise Him and adore;
Skies above me never lower,
Bright is every fleeting hour,
And I sing the day of Jesus’ mighty power.

Refrain

O how precious is His grace!
O to come to that fair place
Where our souls may drink the light of His dear face!
There before His shining seat
All his sainted ones shall meet,
Casting down their crowns before His piercèd feet.

Refrain

Will you join us, brother dear,
While His voice of love and cheer
Now is calling you—O hasten to His side;
Every day you wait is lost,
Sad will be the fearful cost,
If you blindly spurn at last the Crucified.

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