Scripture Verse

How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? Hebrews 2:3


Words & Mu­sic: James Mc­Gra­na­han, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, by Ira D. San­key et al. (Cin­cin­n­ati, Ohio: John Church, 1887), num­ber 112 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan



God loved a world of sinners,
For them He gave His Son;
And whosoe’er receives Him,
He saves them, every one.
He came to bring salvation,
To bear our sins away,
That we with Him in glory
Might live thro’ endless day.


How shall we escape
If we neglect so great salvation?
How shall we escape
If we neglect so great salvation,
Neglect so great salvation?

Behold the bleeding Savior
Upon the cruel tree—
The Just, condemned, forsaken—
He dies for you and me;
The Son of God, belovèd,
For us a curse was made;
That we might have redemption,
The awful price He paid.


God loves the vilest sinner,
But hates the smallest sin;
Then who shall see His kingdom?
Or who can enter in?
The precious blood of Jesus—
Let every creature know—
Can make the chief of sinners
Full whiter than the snow.


Return to God, O wand’rer,
Thy purchased pardon take;
Thy sins He’ll not remember,
For thy Redeemer’s sake;
He’ll cast them all behind Him,
Or ’neath the deepest sea,
And love us ever freely,
Throughout eternity.