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

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

Ayer Daniel B. Towner (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)

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.


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.


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