How Shall We Escape?

God loved a world of sinners, For them He gave His Son

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [God loved a world of sinners]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. God loved a world of sinners,
For them He gave His Son;
And whosoe’er receives Him,
He saves them, every one.
He came to bring salvation,
To bear our sins away,
That we with Him in glory
Might live thro’ endless day.

Refrain
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation,
Neglect so great salvation?

2. Behold the bleeding Savior
Upon the cruel tree—
The Just, condemned, forsaken—
He dies for you and me;
The Son of God, belovèd,
For us a curse was made;
That we might have redemption,
The awful price He paid. [Refrain]

3. God loves the vilest sinner,
But hates the smallest sin;
Then who shall see His kingdom?
Or who can enter in?
The precious blood of Jesus—
Let every creature know—
Can make the chief of sinners
Full whiter than the snow. [Refrain]

4. Return to God, O wand’rer,
Thy purchased pardon take;
Thy sins He’ll not remember,
For thy Redeemer’s sake;
He’ll cast them all behind Him,
Or ’neath the deepest sea,
And love us ever freely,
Throughout eternity. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2586

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: God loved a world of sinners, For them He gave His Son
Title: How Shall We Escape?
Author: James McGranahan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?
Copyright: Public Domain

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