Scripture Verse

Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise. Luke 23:43


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, 1878.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).


Soul of the Penitent Thief
L’âme du bon Larron
James Tissot (1836–1902)

How sweet the word of Christ the Lord,
While on the cross He dies,
A word to all who on Him call
For life in pa­ra­dise.


From the cross the Sav­ior cries,
Come with Me to pa­ra­dise;
Look to Me, be­lieve and live,
Accept the life I free­ly give.

The dy­ing thief, in full be­lief,
On Je­sus fixed his eyes;
His on­ly plea, Re­mem­ber me,
O Lord, in pa­ra­dise.


By man con­demned, with­out a friend,
Will Je­sus heed his cries?
O bless­èd Lord, how quick Thy word,
Today in pa­ra­dise.


Tho’ vile as he, O sin­ner, flee
While Je­sus calls, be wise;
His word be­lieve, and now re­ceive
A life in pa­ra­dise.