1. I am so glad salvation’s free
to all who will receive it,
Glad that the news was brought to me
when I was lost and sad;
Praise His dear name, I can proclaim
that truly I believe it,
For I am now His child, I know,
and I’m so glad.
Glory, honor be to His name forever,
Never a greater friend the sinful race has had;
Love Him, praise Him, Jesus, the matchless Savior,
He has redeemed this soul of mine, and I’m so glad.
2. I am so glad that I can tell
to wayward souls the story,
Glad that by grace from day to day
a helper I may be;
Finding delight in service true,
my soul is winning glory,
Glory for Him who gave His life
to rescue me. [Refrain]
3. I am so glad that all my heart
to Jesus I have given,
Glad that at eventide my soul
true sheaves to Him may bring;
I will be true until with all
the happy throng in Heaven,
Sweeter and nobler praise I give
to Christ, my king. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
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 >