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 (1839–1929)

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 (1840–1918)


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.