Scripture Verse

Ye have sold yourselves for naught; and ye shall be redeemed without money. Isaiah 52:3

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 1, num­ber 1199.

Music: Clyne Robert F. Smith, in Ca­rols for Use in Church, by Ri­chard R. Chope (Lon­don: Will­iam Clowes & Sons, 1894) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Alida, Am­er­i­can tune (🔊 pdf nwc)
  • Cleansing Foun­tain, 19th Cen­tu­ry Am­er­i­can camp meet­ing tune (🔊 pdf nwc)

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

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

To sin, the world, and Satan sold,
Look up, thou wretched slave,
The Ransomer of men behold,
Who comes thy soul to save:
He laid the ransom down for thee,
That spotless Lamb of God;
The pardon is to sinners free,
But cost Him all His blood.