Can He Depend On You?

Jesus, the Savior, came down from above (Bacon)

Author: Wilkin Bacon
Tune: [Jesus the Savior came down from above] (Bacon)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus the Savior came down from above,
Came to bring mercy and love;
"Crucify him" the mob scornfully cried,
So he on Calvary died.
While on the cross He prayed: Father, forgive,
For they know not what they do."
For us he died that for Him we might live,
Can He depend on you?

Can He depend on you,
His blessed will to do?
Will you be crowned with the faithful and true,
Can He depend on you?

2 He from the grave on the third day arose,
Missions of man to disclose;
Go preach the gospel, all who will may hear,
Thru Him be free from all fear;
Bid them believe, to repent and obey,
Walk in the newness of life;
Keep the light glowing to show them the way
Leading from sin and strife. [Refrain]

3 He is preparing in heaven a home,
For all His faithful and own;
Are you preparing to stand by His side,
Or in that day be denied?
Have you told others the story of love,
Showing them what they should do?
These are the precepts that come from above,
Can He depend on you? [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #150

Author: Wilkin Bacon

Also called Big Chief Bacon (stage name). Wilkin B. Bacon was born on April 27, 1908, Talihina, Oklahoma of Choctaw Indian heritage. He is sometimes confused with Osage Chief Bacon Rind. Wilkin was baptized in 1937 at Sherman, Texas, by Burton Coffman. He sang baritone in the Lone Star Quartet, a Gospel group that performed on radio station KWFT in Wichita Falls, Texas, and later on station WPTF in Raleigh, North Carolina. By 1945, Bacon had moved into ministry, preaching in Arlington, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Corsicana and Dallas, Texas; and Duncan and Talihina, Oklahoma. He died on October 9, 1981, Talihina, Oklahoma. NN Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, the Savior, came down from above (Bacon)
Title: Can He Depend On You?
Author: Wilkin Bacon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Can he depend on you



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Clarion Call #125


Melodies of Love #150

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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