Scripture Verse

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

Introduction

Words: J. B. Tut­tle, in Sac­red Ech­oes and Songs of My Re­deem­er, ed­it­ed by Ed­win Ex­cell (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881).

Music: Bor­no Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Edwin O. Excell
(1851–1921)

Lyrics

Sinner, the Savior is calling for thee,
Will you His message of mercy receive?
Throw off the burden and come unto Me,
All that I ask of you,
Only believe.

Refrain

Fall at His feet, His mercy entreat;
See how He waits to freely forgive;
Bid Him come in, He’ll cleanse you from sin;
Joyfully say, Now, Lord, I believe.

Rest not on works, for they never will save,
’Tis in believing that life He will give;
No other way but His way can you have,
All that He asks of you,
Only believe.

Refrain

Rest not on feeling, but trust in the blood,
Jesus will never, no never deceive;
Trusting in feeling can do you no good,
All that He asks of you,
Only believe.

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Will you not look to Him now and be blessed?
Look this moment, He’ll freely forgive;
Burdens will fall, and thy soul will find rest;
All that He asks of you,
Only believe.

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