Scripture Verse

Do not pass by Your servant. Genesis 18:3

Introduction

Words: E. Al­bright, in The Bea­con Light, ed­it­ed by John H. Ten­ney & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), page 33.

Music: Will­iam H. Pon­ti­us (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Al­bright’s full name, or where to get good a pho­to of him or Pon­ti­us (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

I am weak, and I am small,
But I’ve heard Thy gentle call;
Savior, hear my earnest cry,
Jesus, do not pass me by.

Refrain

Tho’ a little child am I,
Jesus, do not pass me by;
Pass me by, pass me by,
Jesus, do not pass me by.

I have been a wayward child,
From the way of truth beguiled;
But when I for mercy cry,
Jesus, do not pass me by.

Refrain