The Weekly Hymn

This is a hymn that was popular about a century ago. It is in the “Sankey” style. In other words, a hymn on a Gospel theme with a straightforward melody, simple harmony, not the typical “foursquare” tunes of the previous generations.
The hymn takes us to the heart of the Gospel – Jesus paying the price for sin on the cross, and the glorious reality that we can be forgiven even though we don’t deserve it and can offer nothing. Jesus paid it ALL!

I hear the Saviour say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down
All down at Jesus’ feet.

Elvina M Hall

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