Scripture Verse

When I was in great need, He saved me. Psalm 116:6


Words & Mu­sic: John P. Schol­field, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc). The me­lo­dy just came to me, al­most as a gift. Then I sim­ply tried to make the words fit the tune. It was po­pu­lar from the start.

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


I’ve found a friend, who is all to me,
His love is ev­er true;
I love to tell how He lift­ed me
And what His grace can do for you.


Saved by His pow­er di­vine,
Saved to new life sub­lime!
Life now is sweet and my joy is com­plete,
For I’m saved, saved, saved!

He saves me from ev­ery sin and harm,
Secures my soul each day;
I’m lean­ing strong on His migh­ty arm;
I know He’ll guide me all the way.


When poor and needy and all alone,
In love He said to me,
Come un­to Me and I’ll lead you home,
To live with Me eter­nal­ly.