Scripture Verse

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

Introduction

Words: Will­iam P. Mac­kay, Grace and Truth Un­der Twelve Dif­fer­ent As­pects (Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: James Tay­lor, 1874), pag­es 73–74.

Music: Too­woom­ba H. F. Will­iams, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 61 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Will­iams’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William P. Mackay
1839–1885

Lyrics

No works of law have we to boast—
By nature ruined, guilty, lost;
Condemned already, but Thy hand
Provided what Thou didst demand:

Refrain

We take the guilty sinner’s name,
The guilty sinner’s Savior claim;
We take the guilty sinner’s name,
The guilty sinner’s Savior claim.

No faith we bring. ’Tis Christ alone—
’Tis what He is, what He has done;
He is for us as given by God,
It was for us He shed His blood:

Refrain

We do not feel our sins are gone,
But know it from Thy Word alone;
We know that Thou our sins didst lay
On Him who has put sin away:

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Because we know our sins forgiven,
We happy feel: our home is Heaven.
O help us now as sons, our God,
To tread the path that Jesus trod:

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