Jesus Paid It All (Hymn)

Jesus Paid It All
Elvina M. Hall (1865)

I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

And now complete in Him
My robe His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
Shall rend the vaulted skies.

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down
All down at Jesus’ feet

This has to be one of my favorite hymns.  Of course, trying to pick a “favorite hymn” is like trying to pick a “favorite verse.”  Just when you think you have a favorite, you think of another one that you like just as much.  But this hymn has so many great thoughts in it, I don’t even know where to start.  I hadn’t heard a couple of these verses, but they are all good.  To me, it is the chorus that sinks in deep: Jesus paid it all.  All to Him I owe.  Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.  Jesus did pay it all and it really is “all to Him I owe.”  I couldn’t have said it better myself.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, I haven’t heard this one, but it would have been a good one to go with our sermon this morning. Our guest pastor spoke about how we have no power but that which we have in Christ. The first verse of this song is a perfect summation of his sermon. Peace, Linda


  2. This is so good! I’m glad that people took the time to write so many wonderful hymns. 🙂 One of the parts I like is ” can change the lepers spots, and melt the heart of stone.” 🙂 Blessings and prayers! deb


    • I like that part, too. When I was younger, I thought it was “can change the leopard’s spots.” I suppose that technically that would also be true, but I don’t think it’s what the songwriter intended! 🙂


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