Scripture Verse

God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Introduction

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Henry L. Gilmour
1836–1920

Words: Le­lia N. Mor­ris (vers­es 1–3) & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (verse 4), in Gos­pel Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, J. Lin­coln Hall & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), num­ber 154.

Music: Le­lia N. Mor­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lelia N. Morris
1862–1929
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Lyrics

I had heard the Gos­pel call,
Offering pardon free for all,
And I hearkened to the bless­èd in­vi­ta­tion;
Laid my sins at Je­sus’ feet,
Tasted there re­demp­tion sweet,
And He saved me with an ut­ter­most sal­va­tion.

Refrain

Jesus saves, sweetly saves,
Jesus saves me with an ut­ter­most sal­va­tion;
Tho’ I cannot tell you how,
Jesus sweetly saves me now,
With a full, and free, an ut­ter­most sal­va­tion.

Now the load of sin is gone,
And by faith I travel on,
And I rest no longer under con­dem­na­tion;
For the blood has been ap­plied,
And my soul is sa­tis­fied,
With this full, and free, this ut­ter­most sal­va­tion.

Refrain

From the mire and from the clay,
Jesus took my feet away,
And He placed them on the Rock,
The sure Foun­da­tion;
Whether now I live or die,
This shall be my con­stant cry:
Jesus saves me with an ut­ter­most sal­va­tion.

Refrain

When I reach the gold­en street,
And the loved ones glad­ly meet,
The redeemed which came out of great tri­bu­la­tion,
Having washed their gar­ments white,
Praising God both day and night,
For this full, and free, this ut­ter­most sal­va­tion.

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