Scripture Verse

Servants of the most high God, which show…the way of salvation. Acts 16:17


Ora A. Newlin (1875–1943)

Words: Ora A. New­lin, 1911.

Music: Roy Gour­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Once I doubt­ed much the Ho­ly Word,
Questioned ser­mons which I sel­dom heard,
Till my soul the Ho­ly Spi­rit stirred:
Now I’m saved.


Saved for ser­vice is my song to­day,
Blest for bless­ing is the Gos­pel way,
Bring to Je­sus some­one now as­tray,
Saved to serve.

Once I stum­bled at the ma­ny creeds,
Boasted oft­en of my mo­ral deeds,
Till I came to see my soul’s deep needs:
Now I’m saved.


Once I looked up­on the church with scorn,
Disregarded those who came to warn,
Till I heard Again ye must be born:
Now I’m saved.


Once I drank the dregs of mo­ral dross,
Sought for gains that in the end are loss,
Till I met the Sav­ior at the cross:
Now I’m saved.