Scripture Verse

He came near Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light from Heaven. Acts 9:3


Words & Mu­sic: James A. Bu­chan­an, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


When the peo­ple of God were wor­ship­ping,
In Da­mas­cus not far o’er the way,
From the blood­thirs­ty throng at Je­ru­sa­lem,
Journeyed Saul to bring them away.


As he jour­neyed he heard a voice say,
Saul, oh, Saul, why per­se­cut­est Me?
I am the Lord of Heav’n and earth,
I am Je­sus, who died on the tree.

Then he said, Who art Thou, Lord, I pray,
And what wilt Thou now have me to do?

And the Lord said to him, Arise, I say,
’Twill be told thee what thou must do.


Then straight way did the chief of sin­ners go
To re­ceive God’s own word thro’ His Son;
Blessèd word which is life to the sin-sick soul,
From the cross to the bright gold­en crown.


Guilty sin­ner, the Lord is call­ing thee;
Will you hear while the voice still doth cry?
Will you take His sal­va­tion so great and free,
While eter­ni­ty’s draw­ing so nigh?

Will you hear while the voice is call­ing now,
Oh, sin­ners, oh, wilt thou come to Me?
I am thy light and sav­ing pow­er,
I am Je­sus, who died on the tree.

Saul’s Conversion
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)