Scripture Verse

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9


Laura B. Hunter (1860–1942)

Words: Lau­ra B. Hun­ter, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 248.

Music: Gu­la­ti James M. Vines (🔊 pdf nwc).

James M. Vines (1866–1935)


’Tis so sweet to know the Sav­ior,
That dear friend so kind and true;
Sinner, won’t you serve and trust Him?
Tenderly He lov­eth you.


Won’t you love the pre­cious Sav­ior?
Won’t you on His grace de­pend?
He will cleanse you, He will save you,
He will keep you to the end.

Jesus is the friend of sin­ners,
He hath died to save your soul;
Now He of­fers free sal­va­tion,
On His love your bur­den roll.


Do not long­er heed the tempt­er,
Who your ev­ery hope would mar;
You can­not your­self make bet­ter,
Come to Je­sus as you are.


Life at best hath ma­ny tri­als;
Oh, you need a friend and guide;
Come to­day and sim­ply trust Him;
Come, your all to Him con­fide.