Scripture Verse

The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. Ephesians 3:19


Words: Et­ta Cloud, in Songs of Tri­umph, ed­it­ed by John Swa­nel In­skip (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing As­so­cia­tion for Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1882).

Music: Dra­gi­ce­vic John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Lord, I come, I wait no long­er;
Lo! I give my­self to Thee;
Thou hast fin­ished my re­demp­tion;
Thou hast res­cued ev­en me.


O, the mer­cy so am­az­ing;
O, the grace so full and free;
O, the love so strong and bound­less,
That could res­cue ev­en me.

Let me tell the won­drous story;
Let me tell of Cal­va­ry;
Of the won­der­ful com­pas­sion
That could res­cue ev­en me.


See! the cru­el nails are driven
Through the Sav­ior’s hands and feet;
See Him dy­ing! Hear Him say­ing,
All is fin­ished, ’tis com­plete.


Yes, the sac­ri­fice is of­fered,
Life is bought for you and me;
Lord, I come, I wait no long­er,
Lo! I give my­self to Thee.


In my heart hope’s star is shin­ing
With a ra­di­ance from above,
And my soul is sweet­ly rest­ing
In the ocean of Thy love.