Scripture Verse

I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 32:5


Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, in Songs of Re­demp­tion, ed­it­ed by Jo­shua Gill et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, 1899), num­ber 46 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)



For God so loved this sin­ful world,
His Son He free­ly gave,
That who­so­ever would be­lieve
Eternal life should have.


’Tis true, O yes, ’tis true,
God’s won­der­ful pro­mise is true;
For I’ve trust­ed, and test­ed, and tried it,
And I know God’s pro­mise is true.

I was a way­ward, wan­der­ing child,
A slave to sin and fear,
Until this bless­èd pro­mise fell
Like mu­sic on my ear.


The who­so­ev­er of the Lord,
I trust­ed was for me,
I took Him at His gra­cious word;
From sin He set me free.


Eternal life, be­gun be­low,
Now fills my heart and soul.
I’ll sing His praise for­ev­er­more
Who has re­deemed my soul.