Scripture Verse

They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, and he cried, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. Luke 18:37–38


Eliza E. Hewitt

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness No. 2 (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mc­Don­ald, Gill & Com­pa­ny, 1890), num­ber 43.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney


Come, contrite one, and seek His grace,
Jesus is passing by;
See in His reconciling face,
The sunshine of the sky.


Passing by, passing by,
Hasten to meet Him on the way;
Jesus is passing by today;
Passing by, passing by.

Come, hungry one, and tell your need,
Jesus is passing by;
The Bread of Life your soul will feed,
And fully satisfy.


Come, weary one, and find sweet rest,
Jesus is passing by;
Come where the longing heart is blessed,
And on His bosom lie.


Come, burdened one, bring all your care,
Jesus is passing by;
The love that listens to your prayer
Will no good thing deny.