Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Words: J. Man­ton Smith (1844–1900).

Music: Will­iam H. Har­per (1845–1933) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

J. Manton Smith


I love to tell the story,
How Christ, the King of Glory,
Left Heav’n above and came to rescue me;
For sinners, He receives them,
His blood was shed to save them—
So Jesus died for sinners just like me.


Yes, yes, yes, O yes!
Jesus died to set poor sinners free.
You say, How do I know it?
John three sixteen will show it;
That big word whosoever just means me.

So now I’ll try to please Him,
My life I give to serve Him;
His true and faithful servant I will be;
And when called home to glory,
I’ll sing the good old story,
That Jesus died for sinners just like me.


Then brother, won’t you love Him?
And, sister, won’t you trust Him?
I know He died for you as well as me;
We need our sins forgiven,
That we may go to Heaven,
To live with Christ who died for you and me.