Scripture Verse

The Son of Man came…to give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

Introduction

Words: Ra­chel Ri­vers, in Fa­mous Hymns, by Ed­win O. Ex­cell & Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­ci­a­tion, 1907), num­ber 43.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

O lost ones, in danger no longer remain!
The Savior is calling again and again;
Remember the anguish He suffered for you;
His life paid your ransom—what more can He do?

Refrain

What more can He do, what more can He do—
His hands and His feet to the cross nailed for you?
What more can He do, what more can He do—
His life paid your ransom—what more can He do?

He calls thro’ the Gospel, repent and believe;
He calls and entreats you His grace to receive;
He offers full pardon, and only demands
Your loving submission to all He commands.

Refrain

He calls thro’ His mercy, and still you delay;
He calls by His Spirit, you grieve Him away;
Ah, soon your probation perhaps may be o’er,
And then your Redeemer will call you no more!

Refrain

O haste, He is waiting, you cannot refuse
The way of salvation with gladness to choose!
His blood of atonement is flowing for you,
He offers it freely—what more can He do?

Refrain