Scripture Verse

Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17

Introduction

Words: James L. Ni­chol­son, in Gems of Praise, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Book Room, 1876), num­ber 12.

Music: Va­do­da­ra John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

I praise the Lord that one like me,
For mercy may to Jesus flee.

Refrain

He says that whosoever will,
May seek and find salvation still.
My Savior’s promise faileth never;
He counts me in the whosoever.

I was to sin a wretched slave;
But Jesus died my soul to save.

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I look by faith and see this word,
Stamped with the blood of Christ, my Lord.

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I now believe He saves my soul,
His precious blood hath made me whole.

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