Scripture Verse

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Psalm 103:2


Words: El­ea­nor I. Pil­son, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs and So­los, by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ster­ling Mu­sic, 1917).

Music: Fi­ren­ze (Tow­ner) Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pil­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


O Sav­ior, let me not forget
The way of life I tread is wet
With tears of deity,
With crimson stain of bloody sweat,
Wrung out my soul to free.

O Sav­ior, let me not forget
Thine agony on Olivet,
The pangs of Cal­va­ry;
Thine heart cries rend the darkness yet,
Fraught with Thy love for me.

O Sav­ior, let me not forget
Thy wondrous love constraineth yet
To service full and free,
To deeds that sob with Olivet,
That bleed with Cal­va­ry.