Scripture Verse

There is no other name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Low­ry, in The Lit­tle Sun­beam, ed­it­ed by W. How­ard Doane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, Jr., 1867), num­ber 32 (🔊 pdf nwc). The Doc­tor fre­quent­ly said that he re­gard­ed Weep­ing Will not Save Me as the best and most ev­an­gel­is­tic hymn he ev­er wrote (Hall, p. 74).


Weeping will not save me—
Tho’ my face were bathed in tears,
That could not allay my fears,
Could not wash the sins of years—
Weeping will not save me.


Jesus wept and died for me;
Jesus suffered on the tree;
Jesus waits to make me free;
He alone can save me.

Working will not save me—
Purest deeds that I can do,
Holiest thoughts and feelings, too,
Cannot form my soul anew—
Working will not save me.


Waiting will not save me—
Helpless, guilty, lost, I lie;
In my ear is mercy’s cry;
If I wait I can but die—
Waiting will not save me.


Faith in Christ will save me—
Let me trust Thy weeping Son,
Trust the work that He has done;
To His arms, Lord, help me run—
Faith in Christ will save me.