Scripture Verse

He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

Introduction

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Mary D. James
(1810–1883)

Words: Ma­ry D. James, in The Gar­ner, by John Swe­ney (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1878), num­ber 96.

Music: At­tain­ment John R. Swe­ney, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Chelsea Bridge, ar­ranged by George Al­lan in Re­demp­tion Songs (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing & In­glis, prob­ab­ly ear­ly 20th Cen­tu­ry), num­ber 165 (🔊 pdf nwc)
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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Oh, this uttermost salvation!
’Tis a fountain full and free,
Pure, exhaustless, ever flowing,
Wondrous grace! it reaches me!

Refrain

It reaches me! it reaches me!
Wondrous grace! it reaches me!
Pure, exhaustless, ever flowing,
Wondrous grace! it reaches me!

How amazing God’s compassion,
That so a vile a worm should prove
This stupendous bliss of Heaven,
This unmeasured wealth of love!

Refrain

Jesus, Savior, I adore Thee!
Now Thy love I will proclaim;
I will tell the blessèd story,
I will magnify Thy name!

Refrain