Scripture Verse

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

Introduction

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Judson W. Van DeVenter
1855–1939

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, 1895.

Music: Win­field S. Wee­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Winfield S. Weeden
1847–1908

Lyrics

The dear loving Sav­ior hath found me,
And shattered the fetters that bound me,
Tho’ all was confusion around me,
He came and spoke peace to my soul.
The blessèd Re­deem­er that bought me,
In tenderness constantly sought me,
The way of sal­va­tion He taught me,
And made my heart perfectly whole.

Refrain

He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
Oh, glo­ry! oh, glo­ry!
His Spi­rit abideth within;
He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
Oh, glo­ry! oh, glo­ry!
His blood cleanseth me from all sin.

He sought me so long ere I knew Him,
But finally winning me to Him,
I yielded my all to pursue Him,
And asked to be filled with His grace.
Although a vile sinner before Him,
Thro’ faith I was led to implore Him,
And now I rejoice and adore Him,
Restored to His loving embrace.

Refrain

I ne­ver, no, ne­ver will leave Him!
Grow weary of service and grieve Him,
I’ll constantly trust and believe Him,
Remain in His presence divine.
Abiding in love ever flowing,
In knowledge and grace ever growing,
Confiding implicitly, knowing
That Je­sus the Sav­ior is mine.

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