Scripture Verse

Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow. Isaiah 1:18


Words: M. S. Shaf­fer, in The High­way Hym­nal (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia & Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Char­lie Till­man Song Book Com­pa­ny & Pen­te­cos­tal Pub­lish­ing, 1915).

Music: Sam­u­el W. Beaz­ley, 1917 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Samuel W. Beazley


Gone is all my debt of sin,
A great change is wrought within,
And to live I now begin,
Risen from the fall;
Yet the debt I did not pay—
Someone died for me one day,
Sweeping all the debt away—
Jesus paid it all.


Jesus died and paid it all, yes,
On the cross of Calvary, Oh
And my stony heart was melted
At His dying, dying call;
Oh, His heart in shame was broken
On the tree for you and me, yes,
And the debt, the debt is canceled,
Jesus paid it, paid it all.

Oh, I hope to please Him now,
Light of joy is on my brow,
As at His dear feet I bow,
Safe within His love.
Making His the debt I owed,
Freedom true He has bestowed;
So I’m singing on the road
To my home above.


Sinner, not for me alone
Did the Son of God atone;
Your debt, too, He made His own,
On the cruel tree.
Come to Him with all your sin;
Be as white as snow within;
Full salvation you may win
And rejoice with me.