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Go, and sin no more

Representative Text

1 How sweet the gentle Savior's voice
Upon the anxious ear;
those words that bid the heart rejoice,
and banish every fear.
It drives the shadows from the brow,
The burden from the heart,
To hear Him say, "Come unto Me,
All sinful as thou art."

Refrain:
"Thy guilt shall all be washed away
In my atoning blood,
For "neither do I condemn thee,"
Then "Go, and sin no more."

2 How sweet the words of heav'nly love
Like Seraph's songs I hear;
the words of melting tenderness,
Fall on my list'ning ear.
When sorrow fills my soul with gloom,
And night o'erspreads the sky,
My hope, my joy and comfort spring
From wells that never dry. [Refrain]

3 "If from the pathway thou should'st stray,
I will thy feet restore;
I came to pity not condemn,
Repent, and sin no more."
Tho' weak and sinful I may be,
And far away from God,
I'll trust His promises of grace,
And His atoning blood. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #50

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the gentle Savior's voice
Title: Go, and sin no more
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: Thy guilt shall all be washed away
Copyright: Public domain.

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #50

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d121

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