Scripture Verse

God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17–18


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Gos­pel Awak­en­ing, ed­it­ed by Fran­cis Blac­kmer (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: F. A. Black­mer, 1888), num­ber 31.

Music: Fran­cis A. Black­mer (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


God so loved the world, that in mercy He gave
His Son as a ransom, lost sinners to save;
O thou who hast never believed on His name,
Remember the truth that the Scriptures proclaim:


Condemned! Condemned! already condemned!
On Jesus the Savior thou hast not believed;
Condemned! Condemned! already condemned!
The life that He offers thou hast not received.

Already condemned in the sight of the Lord,
Because thou art turning away from His Word;
Thou choosest the evil, rejectest the right;
Thou lovest the darkness far better than light.


Already condemned, unbeliever, thou art;
O think what a sentence hangs over thy heart;
Yet why wilt thou perish when thou canst be free?
If thou wilt accept it, there’s pardon for thee.


Already condemned; wilt thou turn from thy sin?
Then yield to the Spirit now pleading within;
Thro’ faith and repentance give Jesus thy heart;
Delay not a moment, but come as thou art.