Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Words: W. A. Brad­ley, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs No. 2, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1910), num­ber 35.

Music: Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Brad­ley’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


O sinner, leave the darkened path,
For God has found a way
Where all the lost may safely come,
To Heav’n’s eter­nal day.


For God so loved the world,
That He gave His only Son,
That whosoe’er on Him believes,
Eternal life at once receives
The moment it is done.

How long will you reject His love,
And scorn His grace divine?
Your Sav­ior died to gain for you
The gift you now decline.


Each moment as it passes by,
With vast results is fraught;
You may accept, you may reject,
The kingdom for you bought.


Believe His word, your sins forsake,
And take th’eter­nal prize;
Come now, surrender at His feet,
Accept His sacrifice.