Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Words: W. R. Young, in Ca­rols of Hope, ed­it­ed by Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, Fred­er­ick Stan­ton, Sr., & Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1906), page 138.

Music: White­horse Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Young’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Stan­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus, I, a helpless mortal,
Ere I perish, come to Thee;
Thou of life the only portal,
Give me immortality;
Soon this world must pass away;
Naught abides except in Thee;
Give me life that lasts for aye;
Give me immortality.

Thou hast said Thy sheep shall ne­ver,
Never perish—cease to be;
O, I want to live for­ev­er;
Give me immortality.
Thou of hope the only door,
Thou of life the living tree,
Give me life for­ev­er­more;
Give me immortality.

Thou with endless life the power,
Great Melchizedek I see;
Share with me this priceless dower;
Give me immortality.
King of right­eous­ness and peace,
Priest of God’s eternity,
Give me life that ne’er shall cease;
Give me immortality.

Savior dear, I yield Thee now
Glory that belongs to Thee;
Bread of life eter­nal Thou;
Give me immortality.
Save from death as well as sin;
Let me live, and live with Thee:
Life of ages I would I win;
Give me immortality.