Scripture Verse

For His great love wherewith He loved us. Ephesians 2:4

Introduction

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William F. Sherwin
1826–1888

Words: Ed­ward J. Arm­strong, in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 42.

Music: Salz­git­ter Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Arm­strong (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

All my life the Lord hath led me;
All my life His lov­ing care
’Midst the wil­der­ness hath fed me;
Still His hands my ways pre­pare.

Refrain

Oh, the debt of love I owe Him!
Debt no gold can e’er re­pay;
If I can but see and know Him,
He my sin will wash away.

Oh, how ten­der­ly He brought me
O’er the toil­some, dan­ger­ous way;
With His own dear blood He bought me;
How can I His love re­pay?

Refrain

As I am, O Sav­ior, take me!
Tho’ a sin­ner, save me, Lord!
Cleanse my soul from sin, and make me
Pure in spi­rit by Thy Word.

Refrain