Scripture Verse

Righteous art Thou, O Lord, when I plead with Thee. Jeremiah 12:1


J. Otis Barrows

Words: J. Otis Bar­rows, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel W. Adri­a­nce (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 21.

Music: Elm­croft Ray­mond D. Mal­la­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

Raymond D. Mallary


I plead Thy love, my gracious Lord,
Thy wondrous love to me;
In sin’s dark bondage I was held,
But Thou hast made me free.

I plead the offering of Thy blood,
Thy precious blood, for me;
For cleansing I have naught to do
But look to Calvary.

I plead the merit of Thy life,
Thy perfect life for me;
In what Thou wast I can behold
What I myself may be.

I plead, dear Savior, Thine own Word,
Thine own sure Word to me;
And need no more, for Thou hast said,
I’m all in all to thee.