The Weekly Hymn

This week’s hymn is one I sung growing up, then didn’t sing it for about 25 years, then was re – introduced to it recently.

Pass me not O Gentle Saviour is a prayer for God’s blessing in Jesus. It was written by Fanny J. Crosby towards the end of the 19th century. It expresses trust in the Lord, and what he has done. However, the prayer is for more – it made me think of the cry of Jacob as he wrestled with the man: “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Genesis 32: 26 (NIV)

Pass me not, O gentle Saviour,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Saviour, Saviour,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief,
Kneeling there in deep contrition;
Help my unbelief.

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

Fanny J. Crosby

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