Scripture Verse

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright Gems, by Phi­lip Phil­lips (New York: Mast, Crow­ell & Kirk­pat­rick, 1887). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Mar­tha Lank­ton, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Hai­nault Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick


I will go, I cannot stay
From the arms of love away,
Oh, for strength of faith to say,
Jesus died for me.


Can it be, oh can it be,
There is hope for one like me?
I will go with this my plea,
Jesus died for me.

Though I long have tried in vain,
Tried to break the tempter’s chain,
Yet tonight I’ll try again,
Jesus, help Thou me.


I am lost, and yet I know
Earth can never heal my woe;
I will rise at once and go,
Jesus died for me.


Something whispers in my soul,
Though my sins like mountains roll,
Jesus’ blood will make me whole,
Jesus died for me.


I obey the Savior’s call,
Now to Him I yield my all,
At His feet, where others fall,
There’s a place for me.