Scripture Verse

He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21


James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: Vi­ola M. Zink, in Heart Songs, ed­it­ed by Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1893), page 9.

Music: Ra­jas­than James H. Fil­lmore (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Save me from sin, my bless­èd Lord, I pray,
Save me from sin, thro’ all the wea­ry day;
From foes with­out, from doubts and fears with­in,
Oh, heav’n­ly Fa­ther, save, I pray from sin.

Save me from sin, when tempt­ed sore and tried,
When world­ly joys al­lure on ev­ery side;
When all seems bright, and life one joy­ous day,
Then, heav’nly Fa­ther, save from sin, I pray.

Save me from sin, when life seems dark and drear,
Oh, let me feel Thy ten­der pre­sence near;
Help me to trust when dark­ness veils my way,
Oh, heav’n­ly Fa­ther, save from sin, I pray.

Save me from sin, when ev­en­ing sha­dows fall,
Hold Thou my hand, on Thee alone I call;
Guide Thou my steps, thro’ all the dark­some way,
Then, heav’n­ly Fa­ther, save at last, I pray.