Scripture Verse

The author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him. Hebrews 5:9


Words: Lee R. Oo­ton, in Songs We Love, ed­it­ed by Tho­ro Har­ris (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Tho­ro Har­ris, 1921).

Music: Niğde Lee R. Oo­ton, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lee R. Ooton (1896–1976)


It was Je­sus from be­gin­ning,
Who de­vised sal­va­tion’s plan;
By His love, His blest com­pass­ion,
He atoned for sin­ful man.


I know Him, O I know Him!
He was God in form of man;
I know Him, yes, I know Him,
For He wrought re­demp­tion’s plan.

Full of ten­der­ness and pi­ty,
In the gar­den He did bow;
Had men known the Lord of glo­ry,
Thorns could ne’er have pricked His brow.


In His flesh our God did suf­fer,
Hear them mur­mur Cru­ci­fy!
By His own was He for­sak­en
When He brought re­demp­tion nigh.


Jesus’ name to us is giv­en,
He’s the true, the liv­ing way;
He’s the on­ly door to Hea­ven,
He is all our hope to­day.