How sweet the cheering words

How sweet the cheering words

Author: Albert Midlane
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How sweet the cheering words,
“Whoever will” may come;
The door of mercy open stands,
As yet there still is room.

I’m glad salvation’s free!
I’m glad salvation’s free!
Salvation’s free for you and me,
I’m glad salvation’s free!

2 ‘Tis the “accepted time,”
The day of grace and love;
And God invites “whoever will”
His faithfulness to prove. [Refrain]

3 The Saviour sits on high,
The proof that all is done,
And sinners now God can accept
Through his beloved Son. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Revival Power #155

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the cheering words
Author: Albert Midlane
Refrain First Line: I'm glad salvation's free



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