Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Words: Dan­i­el W. Whit­tle, 1878.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Lyrics

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.

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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.

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

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

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