Scripture Verse

He is able…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

Words: Will­iam J. Pear­son, in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s War Cry, Au­gust 4, 1881.

Music: Near the Cross W. How­ard Doane, in Bright Jew­els, by Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), page 130 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pear­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
W. Howard Doane
1832–1915

Lyrics

Jesus, save me through and through,
Save me from self-mend­ing;
Self-sal­va­tion will not do,
Pass me through the cleans­ing.

Refrain

Through and through, through and through,
Jesus, make me ho­ly;
Save me to the ut­ter­most
All the way to glo­ry.

Through temp­ta­tions save from sin,
Self and pride sub­du­ing;
Save me through and through with­in,
Save me by re­new­ing.

Refrain

Through the tempest, through the calm,
With the Mas­ter talk­ing;
On my own be­lov­èd’s arm,
Oft with Je­sus walk­ing.

Refrain

Through my thoughts and through my heart,
Through my flesh and spi­rit;
Save me, Lord, through ev­ery part,
Through Thy saving mer­it.

Refrain