Jesus Now Is Passing By

Come, weary sinner, to the cross; The Savior bids you come

Author: R. E. Hudson
Tune: [Come, weary sinner, to the Cross]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, weary sinner, to the Cross;
The Saviour bids you come;
Come, trusting in his precious blood;
Wait not—there still is room.

Jesus now is passing by, passing by, passing by,
Jesus now is passing by,
I’ll go out to meet him.
While he is so very nigh, very nigh, very nigh,
While he is so very nigh,
I’ll go out and greet him.

2 Oh! why delay your long return?
The Spirit gently pleads;
Come to the Cross where on for you
The dying Saviour bleeds. [Refrain]

3 He waits to fill your soul with joy,
And all your sins forgive;
His love for you no tongue can tell;
Oh! trust his grace and live! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #37

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, weary sinner, to the cross; The Savior bids you come
Title: Jesus Now Is Passing By
Author: R. E. Hudson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus now is passing by
Copyright: Public Domain



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