Thy Sins Be Forgiven Thee

How sweet were the words of the Savior

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [How sweet were the words of the Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 How sweet were the words of the Savior,
When, weary and sin-oppressed,
I came to him seeking salvation,—
Forgiveness, and peace, and rest.
So long I had waited and pleaded
No hope did there seem to be,
When, blessed the moment, he whispered,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

“Thy sins be forgiv'n, thy sins be forgiv'n,
Thy sins be forgiven thee.”
O blessed the moment he whispered,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

2 O words of all others the sweetest,
No song that the angels sing,
No music, however entrancing,
Such gladness and peace could bring.
O words of the tenderest pity,
That told me my soul was free,—
I'll never, no, never forget them,—
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

“Thy sins be forgiv'n, thy sins be forgiv'n,
Thy sins be forgiven thee.”
O blessed the moment he whispered,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

3 Today in his sight I am walking,
No fears of his wrath molest;
No thought of the old condemnation
He suffers to mar my rest.
I'm trusting, whatever my feelings,
Whatever the tempter's plea,
For Jesus my Savior hath spoken,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

“Thy sins be forgiv'n, thy sins be forgiv'n,
Thy sins be forgiven thee.”
O blessed the moment he whispered,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

4 O lost one, come now to the Savior,
He suffered thy sins t'atone;
He waits to forgive thy transgressions,
He wants thee to be his own.
O come to him, freely confessing,
Though crimson thy stains may be,
And listen in faith for his blessing,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

“Thy sins be forgiv'n, thy sins be forgiv'n,
The sins be forgiven thee.”
O, listen in faith for his blessing,
“Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

Source: Songs of the Century #134

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: How sweet were the words of the Savior
Title: Thy Sins Be Forgiven Thee
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Copyright: Public Domain

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