Scripture Verse

There is none righteous…for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:10,23


Words & Mu­sic: James Mc­Gra­na­han, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 120 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



A guil­ty soul, by Pha­ri­sees of old,
Was brought ac­cused, alone,
But Je­sus said, Let him with­out a sin
Be first to cast a stone.


There is none right­eous, no not one,
All, all have sinned.

There is none right­eous,
For all have sinned,
And come short of the glo­ry,
The glo­ry of God,
Come short of the glo­ry,
Come short of the glo­ry,
Of the glo­ry of God.

A learn­èd mas­ter, rul­er of the Jews,
God’s king­dom could not gain,
With all the lore and cul­ture of the age,
He must be born again.


Good Mas­ter, pray can aught be lack­ing yet?
Thy laws I do ob­ey;
Go, sell and give, then come and fol­low Me,
But sad he turned away.