I Hear the Saviour Say (Hymn)

I Hear the Saviour Say
Elvina 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.”

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

I have always heard the name of this hymn as “Jesus Paid It All,” but no matter what you call it, this is one of my favourites.  My strength is indeed small, and Jesus did indeed pay it all.  Sin had left a huge stain on me, and He did wash it white as snow.  It’s as if every verse in this hymn is directed right at me.  Every one speaks directly to me.   I think my favourite verse might be “For nothing good have I whereby Thy grace to claim, I’ll wash my garments white in the blood of Calvary’s Lamb.”  Amen to that!

5 responses to this post.

  1. Amen to your Amen! 🙂 Thanks for another great hymn about Jesus and what He does for us! God bless you, Ben!

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  2. I love, “Lord, now indeed I find
    Thy power and Thine alone,
    Can change the leper’s spots
    And melt the heart of stone.” It’s been a long time since I heard this one Ben! Thanks for bringing me back!

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    • That’s a great verse. I’ve thought about that verse a lot. He has the power to change what we look at as unchangeable. It’s incredible to see the work that He can do in a person’s life.

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  3. Thanks for this beautiful hymn, Ben

    Hallelujah! He paid it all 🙂 ( I hear my grandmother singing 🙂 )

    Blessings much,
    ann

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