Jesus said unto him, Luke 23:43
Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise.
Words: Daniel W. Whittle, 1878.
Music: James McGranahan (🔊 pdf nwc).
How sweet the word of Christ the Lord,
While on the cross He dies,
A word to all who on Him call
For life in paradise.
From the cross the Savior cries,
Come with Me to paradise;
Look to Me, believe and live,
Accept the life I freely give.
The dying thief, in full belief,
On Jesus fixed his eyes;
His only plea,
O Lord, in paradise.
By man condemned, without a friend,
Will Jesus heed his cries?
O blessèd Lord, how quick Thy word,
Today in paradise.
Tho’ vile as he, O sinner, flee
While Jesus calls, be wise;
His word believe, and now receive
A life in paradise.