Scripture Verse

When I see the blood, I will pass over you. Exodus 12:13

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: John G. Foote & E. A. H (Eli­sha A. Hoff­man?), 19th Cen­tu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc). This song has ap­peared in almost 200 pub­li­ca­tions, the ear­li­est known be­ing Ho­ney Out of the Rock, ed­it­ed by Will­iam S. Nick­le, F. A. Har­din & John B. Shaw (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1892).

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

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The Firstborn of Pharaoh Is Dead
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
1836–1912

Lyrics

Christ our Redeemer died on the cross,
Died for the sinner, paid all his due.
All who receive Him need never fear,
Yes, He will pass, will pass over you.

Refrain

When I see the blood, when I see the blood,
When I see the blood,
I will pass, I will pass over you.

Chiefest of sinners, Jesus will save;
As He has promised, so He will do;
Oh, sinner, hear Him, trust in His Word,
Then He will pass, will pass over you.

Refrain

Judgment is coming, all will be there.
Who have rejected, who have refused?
Oh, sinner, hasten, let Jesus in,
Oh, He will pass, will pass over you.

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O great compassion! O boundless love!
Jesus hath power, Jesus is true;
All who believe are safe from the storm,
Oh, He will pass, will pass over you.

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