Scripture Verse

He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25


Armas T. V. Maasalo (1885–1960)

Words: Jen­ny Poh­jo­la (1899–?). Trans­lat­ed to Eng­lish by Sam­uel V. Au­tere (1893–1969); pa­ra­phrased by Er­nest E. Ry­den (1886–1981).

Music: Je­sus, Hear Ar­mas T. V. Maa­sa­lo (1885–1960) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the lyr­ics’ orig­in­al lang­uage, or where to get good pho­tos of Poh­jo­la or Au­tere (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Ernest E. Ryden (1886–1981)


Jesus, hear my hum­ble plead­ing,
Lowly at Thy feet I lie;
Thou for such art in­ter­ced­ing
At the Fa­ther’s throne on high.
Friend of sin­ners, bless­èd Sav­ior,
Let me lin­ger ’neath Thy cross;
Seeking there Thy gra­cious fa­vor,
All things else I count but loss.

Near the mercy-seat abid­ing
Let my soul Thy glo­ry see;
In Thy grace alone con­fid­ing,
Perfect peace I find in Thee.
Tune my heart to sing Thy prais­es
Till I join the heav’n­ly throng
Which through end­less ag­es rais­es
Sweetest praise with harp and song.