Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: Salz­git­ter Will­iam F. Sher­win, Sel. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 42 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William F. Sherwin
(1826–1888)

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