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


Elisha A. Hoffman

Words: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, Spi­ri­tu­al Songs for Gos­pel Meet­ings and the Sun­day School (Cleve­land, Ohio: Sam­u­el Bark­er, 1878), num­ber 52.

Music: John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John H. Tenney


Is there a sinner awaiting
Mercy and pardon today?
Welcome the news that we bring him:
Jesus is passing this way!
Coming in love and in mercy,
Pardon and peace to bestow,
Coming to save the poor sinner
From his heart anguish and woe.


Jesus is passing this way,
Today, today;
While He is near, O believe Him,
Open your heart to receive Him,
For Jesus is passing this way,
Is passing this way today.

Brother, the Master is waiting,
Waiting to freely forgive;
Why not this moment accept Him,
Trust in His grace and live?
He is so tender and precious,
He is so near you today;
Open your heart to receive Him,
While He is passing this way.


Yes, He is coming to bless you
While in contrition you bow;
Coming from sin to redeem you,
Ready to save you now;
Can you refuse the salvation
Jesus is offering here?
Open your heart to admit Him,
While He is coming so near.