Scripture Verse

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Introduction

Words: Les­lie H. Ball, 1921.

Music: Sa­ni­bel Is­land Vic­tor­ia B. De­ma­rest, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ball (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Victoria B. Demarest
(1889–1982)

Lyrics

Sinner, Jesus loves you still,
Mercy’s gates are open wide.
Shall the Lord of Calvary’s hill
Plead so long and be denied?
Death’s the goal of earthly lust,
Flesh and blood will end in dust!
Hark! He calls you, Come to Me,
And My love will make you free.

Lukewarm lover of the Christ,
Once He washed your sins away!
Once for you His love sufficed,
Ah, what joy was yours that day!
Then you would His praises tell,
Now you love the world too well!
Come today! your vows renew,
To the one who died for you!

Faithful soldier of the cross,
Walking in the light of Heaven,
Counting everything but loss,
For the love that He has giv’n;
God is sending still today
Fire on those who will obey:
Tarry till thou be renewed,
With the Spirit’s power endued.

Jesus, Savior! at Thy feet
Here we gather one and all.
Make us in Thyself complete,
While upon Thy name we call.
Save and sanctify and fill,
Heal, and guard from every ill.
Keep us blameless, till the day
Thou shalt catch Thy bride away.