Scripture Verse

Let us…come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16


Words: Chris­tian H. Bate­man (1813–1889). Pub­lished in Sun­day-School Hymns, ed­it­ed by Tho­mas H. Gregg (Lon­don: Marl­bo­rough & Com­pa­ny, 1870), num­ber 24.

Music: Blaen­haf­ren tra­di­tion­al Welsh tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bate­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Jesus, full of grace and mercy,
Listen to our humble cry;
From Thy throne above in glory,
Turn on us Thy gracious eye.

We are poor, but Thou art mighty;
Help for souls on Thee is laid:
Come, Thou Jesus! God of mercy,
Bless us in our time of need.

Low we bend ’neath sin’s dark burden,
But Thy power can make us clean;
Savior, hear us! hear and pardon—
Wash us from all guilt and sin.

Purify our souls and spirits,
Cleanse us in Thy precious blood;
Make us joy and peace inherit,
Saved and blest by Thee our God.