Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain