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Nothing to Pay

Nothing to pay! ah, nothing to pay!

Author: Frances Ridley Havergal
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Nothing to pay! ah, nothing to pay!
Never a word of excuse to say!
Year after year thou hast filled the score,
Owing the Lord still more and more.
Hear the voice of Jesus say,
Verily thou hast nothing to pay!
Ruin’d, lost art thou, and yet
I forgave thee all that debt!"

Nothing, nothing nothing to pay!
Hear the voice of Jesus say:
"Ruined, lost art thou, and yet
I forgave thee all the debt!"

2 Nothing to pay! the debt is so great!
What will you do with the awful weight?
How shall the way of escape be made?
Nothing to pay, what must be paid?
Hear the voice of Jesus say,
Verily thou hast nothing to pay!
All has been put to My account,
I have paid the full amount." [Refrain]

3 Nothing to pay! yes, nothing to pay!
Jesus has cleared all the debt away,
Blotted it out with his bleeding hand;
Free and forgiv’n, and loved you stand.
Hear the voice of Jesus say,
Verily thou hast nothing to pay!
Paid is the debt and the debtor free!
Now I ask thee Lovest thou Me?" [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #122

Author: Frances Ridley Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nothing to pay! ah, nothing to pay!
Title: Nothing to Pay
Author: Frances Ridley Havergal
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Carols of Grace #d31

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #122

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Corn In Egypt #83

Melodies of Grace and Truth #45

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On Wings of Song #175

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Pearls of Praise #19

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #216

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Songs of the Kingdom #68

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Sunlight in Sacred Song #35

The Coronation Hymnal #d238

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The Gospel Pilot Hymnal #46

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