There Is None Righteous

A guilty soul, by Pharisees of old

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [A guilty soul, by Pharisees of old]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A guilty soul, by Pharisees of old,
Was brought accused, alone,
But Jesus said, "Let him without a sin
Be first to cast a stone."

"There is none righteous, no not one,
All, all have sinned."
There is none righteous,
For all have sinned,
And come short of the glory,
The glory of God,
Come short of the glory,
Come short of the glory,
Of the glory of God.

2 A learnèd master, ruler of the Jews,
God’s kingdom could not gain,
With all the lore and culture of the age,
He "must be born again." [Refrain]

3 "Good Master," pray can aught be lacking yet?
Thy laws I do obey;
"Go, sell and give, then come and follow Me,"
But sad he turned away. [Refrain]

Author: James McGranahan

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A guilty soul, by Pharisees of old
Title: There Is None Righteous
Author: James McGranahan
Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan and George C. Stebbins (New Yrok: John Church, 1887)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is none righteous, no not one
Copyright: Public Domain



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