Scripture Verse

Christ is all, and is in all. Colossians 3:11


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Ply­mouth Sab­bath School Col­lect­ion of Hymns and Tunes (New York: Will­iam B. Brad­bury and Ivi­son, Phin­ney, Blake­man & Com­pa­ny, 1865), page 154.

Music: Be­tha­ny (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, 1856 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Origin of the Hymn

Some one was sing­ing the air to the old Scotch song Ro­bin Adair, and I re­marked how beau­ti­ful it was. Hen­ry Brown said, I chal­lenge you to write a hymn to that me­lo­dy. I im­me­di­ate­ly wrote the words.

Crosby, p. 644


Lord, at Thy mer­cy seat, hum­bly I fall;
Pleading Thy pro­mise sweet, Lord, hear my call;
Now let Thy work be­gin, oh, make me pure with­in,
Cleanse me from ev­ery sin, Je­sus, my all.

Tears of re­pent­ant grief, si­lent­ly fall;
Help Thou my un­belief, hear Thou my call;
Oh, how I pine for Thee! ’Tis all my hope and plea:
Jesus has died for me, Je­sus, my all.

Still at Thy mer­cy seat, Sav­ior, I fall;
Trusting Thy pro­mise sweet, heard is my call;
Faith wings my soul to Thee; this all my song shall be,
Jesus has died for me, Je­sus my all.