Scripture Verse

Thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 5:14


Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Words & Mu­sic: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, 1891. Pub­lished in Fa­vo­rite Gos­pel Songs (Jer­sey Ci­ty, New Jer­sey: J. N. Da­vis, 1894), num­ber 27 (🔊 pdf nwc).


In the full­ness of love,
Jesus came from above,
To re­deem me from guilt and from sin;
And He died on the tree,
As a ran­som for me,
And His blood makes me per­fect­ly whole.
What a full­ness of peace,
What a rap­ture of bliss,
What re­joic­ing when Christ made me whole;
When He showed forth His pow’r
In that won­der­ful hour,
And so sweet­ly spoke peace to my soul!


Oh, how sweet was the hour
When the Sav­ior spoke peace to my soul!
By His won­der­ful grace,
And His won­der­ful pow’r,
I was cleansed and made per­fect­ly whole.

Heavy la­den with sin,
And de­file­ment with­in,
I bowed low at His mer­ci­ful feet,
And He poured forth the flood
Of the soul-cleans­ing blood,
And my heal­ing from sin was com­plete.
Now my heart is a tem­ple
Of glad­ness and song,
Overflowing with love and with praise!
Everlasting thanks­giv­ings
To Je­sus be­long,
And to Him glad thanks­giv­ings I raise.


It was when I be­lieved
That His peace I rec­eived,
And my dar­kness was turned in­to day;
For He scat­tered the night,
And my soul saw the light,
And the bur­den of sin rolled away.
And now all the day long
His sweet love is my song,
And I tell of His grace o’er and o’er,
When I bow at His feet,
And His prais­es re­peat,
And my won­der­ful Sav­ior adore.