Scripture Verse

By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8–9

Introduction

Words: C. E. Ret­ters, 1918. Pub­lished in Songs of the Great Sal­va­tion, by Will­iam M. Run­yan & Dan­i­el Tow­ner (Wi­chi­ta, Kan­sas: Run­yan Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, cir­ca 1919), num­ber 105.

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

Alternate Tune:

If you know Ret­ters’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

Would you know how I was saved,
Gained the peace that now I have;
How He saved me from the fall?
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Refrain

Nothing of my own to claim,
Trusting only Jesus’ name;
Making Him my all in all,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Poor and helpless soul was I,
Sinful and afraid to die;
Jesus heard my stammering call,
Trusting Jesus did it all.

Refrain

Not by works was my reward,
But believing on the Lord;
Saved was I through faith, though small—
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Refrain