Scripture Verse

How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? Hebrews 2:3


Words & Mu­sic: James Mc­Gra­na­han, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, by Ira D. San­key et al. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1887), num­ber 112 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



God loved a world of sinners,
For them He gave His Son;
And whosoe’er receives Him,
He saves them, every one.
He came to bring sal­va­tion,
To bear our sins away,
That we with Him in glo­ry
Might live thro’ endless day.


How shall we escape
If we neglect so great sal­va­tion?
How shall we escape
If we neglect so great sal­va­tion,
Neglect so great sal­va­tion?

Behold the bleeding Sav­ior
Upon the cruel tree—
The Just, condemned, forsaken—
He dies for you and me;
The Son of God, belovèd,
For us a curse was made;
That we might have re­demp­tion,
The awful price He paid.


God loves the vilest sinner,
But hates the smallest sin;
Then who shall see His kingdom?
Or who can enter in?
The precious blood of Je­sus—
Let every creature know—
Can make the chief of sinners
Full whiter than the snow.


Return to God, O wand’rer,
Thy purchased pardon take;
Thy sins He’ll not remember,
For thy Re­deem­er’s sake;
He’ll cast them all behind Him,
Or ’neath the deepest sea,
And love us ever freely,
Throughout eternity.