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 (1851–1920)

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 (1837–1899)


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.