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The Blood, the Blood Is All My Plea

Now I’m Kneeling at the Cross
[alternate title]

John Parker
(c. 1825–1911)

The blood, the blood is all my plea,
Nor should a sinner wonder;
For guilty stain and stinging pain
Hath torn my heart asunder!

Chorus:
But now I’m kneeling at the cross,
Washing in the crimson tide,
And cleansed, I tarry at the fountain
Opened at my Savior’s side.

I rest, I rest supremely blest, [continue reading…]

In God I Have Found a Retreat (Under His Wings)

James Ni­chol­son
(c. 1828–1876)

In God I have found a retreat
Where I can securely abide;
No refuge, nor rest so complete,
And here I intend to abide.1

Chorus:
Oh, what comfort it brings,
As my soul sweetly sings;
I am safe from all danger
While under His wings.

I dread not the terror by night;
No arrow can harm me by day; [continue reading…]

Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove

Isaac-Watts
(1674-1748)

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all Thy quick’ning powers;
Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours.

Look how we grovel here below,
Fond of these trifling toys; [continue reading…]

It’s Just Like His Great Love

Edna Worrell
(1873–1961)

A friend I have called Jesus,
Whose love is strong and true,
And never fails howe’er ’tis tried,
No matter what I do;
I’ve sinned against this love of His,
But when I knelt to pray,
Confessing all my guilt to Him,
The sin clouds rolled away.

Chorus:
It’s just like [continue reading…]

Take My Heart, O Great Refiner

Ellen Lakshmi Goreh
(1853-1937)

Take my heart, O Great Refiner,
Plunge it in the cleansing flame;
Heat the furnace seven times hotter,
I shall still adore Thy Name;
I shall hail its hungry roaring,
’Twill be music in mine ear,
If, amid its fiery [continue reading…]

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Civilla Martin
(1866-1948)

29“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”

Matthew 10:29-31 nasb

6“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. 7Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.“

Luke 12:6-7 nasb

Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for Heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant friend is He—
His eye is on the sparrow, [continue reading…]

The Beautiful Garden of Prayer

Eleanor Schroll
(1878–1966)

There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting,
There’s a place that is wondrously fair,
For it glows with the light of His presence —
’Tis the beautiful garden of prayer.

Chorus:
Oh, the beautiful garden, [continue reading…]

Teach Me to Pray

Albert Reitz
(1879-1966)

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”

Luke 11:1 nasb

“Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray” —
This is my heart-cry day unto day.
I long to know Thy will and Thy way;
“Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray!”

Chorus:
Living in Thee, Lord, and Thou in me,
Constant abiding, this is my plea.
Grant me [continue reading…]

God Leads Us Along

George A. Young
(18??-19??)

In shady, green pastures
So rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water’s cool flow
Bathes the weary one’s feet,
God leads His dear children along.

Chorus:
Some through the waters,
Some through [continue reading…]

In the Secret of His Presence

Ellen Lakshmi Goreh
(1853-1937)

In the secret of His presence
How my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons
Which I learn at Jesus’ side!
Earthly cares can never vex me,
Neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me,
To the [continue reading…]

Open My Eyes That I May See

Clara Scott
(1841-1897)

Open my eyes, that I may behold
Wonderful things from Your law.

—Psalm 119:18 nasb

Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me.
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy [continue reading…]

At Calvary

William Newell
(1868-1956)

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
On Calvary.

Chorus:
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was [continue reading…]

Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult

Cecil Frances Alexander
(1818-1895)

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless, sea;
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, “Christian, follow Me!”

As of old Saint Andrew heard it [continue reading…]

All to Jesus I Surrender

Judson Van DeVenter
(1855-1939)

All to Jesus, I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

Chorus:
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly [continue reading…]