Able and Willing to Save

Mercy in Jesus, my brother

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Tune: [Mercy in Jesus, my brother]
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1 Mercy in Jesus, my brother,
Offers to you and to me,
Pardon for all that we owe Him,
Perfect, enduring and free.

Jesus is able and willing,
Jesus is calling today.
Willing to save,
Able to save,
Why should we longer delay?

2 Long have we wander’d in darkness,
Groping in sorrow and sin,
Bringing no tithes to His storehouse,
Freely He bids us “Come in.” [Chorus]

3 Nothing is gain’d by delaying,
Weary with toiling and strife,
He is the Lord of the harvest,
He is the fountain of life. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #34

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman

Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace. Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (, retrieved 7-1-2018)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Mercy in Jesus, my brother
Title: Able and Willing to Save
Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Refrain First Line: Jesus is able and willing
Copyright: Public Domain


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