A new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil. Hebrews 10:20
Words: James L. Nicholson (1828–1876).
Music: Galápagos Nellie M. Jefferis, in The Wells of Salvation, edited by John R. Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1881), page 50 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Nicholson or Jefferis (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
My many sins I now can see,
How black they all appear!
O what a dreadful history,
It fills my soul with fear;
I’m sorry, Lord, for what I’ve done,
I cry for help to Thee;
Now for the sake of Thy dear Son,
Have mercy, Lord, on me.
Lord, in thy blessèd Word I’ve read
And that the blood of Christ was shed
To wash my sins away.
In years that now are past and gone
The prophet gave a call,
And this was it—
Ho, every one;
That surely must mean all,
And if he called to every one
I’m surely counted in;
My doubts and fears are almost gone,
To trust I now begin.
He bade them
to the waters come,
He spoke of
milk and wine;
I’m thirsty, Father, give me some,
What Jesus bought is mine:
I drink, I drink, by living faith,
I feel my sins forgiven;
The merits of my Savior’s death
Makes me an heir to Heaven.