Scripture Verse

He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

Introduction

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Mary D. James
1810–1883

Words: Ma­ry D. James, in The Gar­ner, by John Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1878), num­ber 96.

Music: At­tain­ment John R. Swe­ney, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Chelsea Bridge ar­ranged by George Al­lan in Re­demp­tion Songs (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing & In­glis, prob­ab­ly ear­ly 20th Cen­tu­ry), num­ber 165 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of James,

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John R. Sweney
1837–1899

Lyrics

Oh, this ut­ter­most sal­va­tion!
’Tis a foun­tain full and free,
Pure, ex­haust­less, ev­er flow­ing,
Wondrous grace! it reach­es me!

Refrain

It reach­es me! it reach­es me!
Wondrous grace! it reac­hes me!
Pure, ex­haust­less, ev­er flow­ing,
Wondrous grace! it reach­es me!

How amaz­ing God’s com­pass­ion,
That so a vile a worm should prove
This stu­pen­dous bliss of Hea­ven,
This un­mea­sured wealth of love!

Refrain

Jesus, Sav­ior, I ad­ore Thee!
Now Thy love I will pro­claim;
I will tell the bless­èd sto­ry,
I will mag­ni­fy Thy name!

Refrain