Scripture Verse

I did not come to judge the world, but to save it. John 12:47


Words: Ger­ald Leigh, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 4.

Music: B. E. Jack­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Jack­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Leigh,


Jesus saves today,
Turn from sin away,
Gladly choose the better part;
There is joy for you,
When you’re born anew,
And He reigns within your heart.


Jesus saves, repentant soul,
He will make you fully whole;
Jesus saves, today believe,
Pardon free, thro’ grace, receive.

Jesus saves indeed,
If in faith you plead,
Tho’ you’ve strayed afar from home;
You can see the light
Shining ’mid the night,
Hear Him calling you to come.


Jesus saves the lost,
Since He paid sin’s cost
With His blood on Calvary;
Can you e’er forget
Your uncanceled debt
To the One who made you free?