Scripture Verse

Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise. Luke 23:43


Words: Will­ard A. Wat­tles, 1918.

Music: Ew­ing Al­ex­an­der Ew­ing, 1853 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ew­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Willard A. Wattles (1888–1950)


I can­not think or rea­son,
I on­ly know He came
With hands and feet of heal­ing
And wild heart all aflame,
With eyes that dimmed and soft­ened
At all the things He saw,
And in His pil­lared sing­ing
I read the march­ing law.

I on­ly know He loves me,
Enfolds and un­der­stands—
And oh, His heart that holds me,
And oh, His cer­tain hands—
The man, the Christ, the sol­dier,
Who from the cross of pain,
Cried to a dy­ing com­rade,
Lad, we shall meet again.