Only believe

O sinner, come list to the voice

Author: William R. Newell
Tune: [O sinner, come list to the voice]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O sinner, come list to the voice
That maketh the weary rejoice!
God promises life to the one
Who simply believes on His Son.

Refrain:
Believe it, believe it!
God’s message of mercy receive;
His promise means you,
And His promise is true;
O look unto Christ and believe!

2 O why do you stand at the gate,
And question, and falter, and wait?
What Jesus hath said, can you doubt?
He says He will not cast you out. [Refrain]

3 You trust in the truth of a friend:
On man’s feeble promise depend;
O can you not rest on the Word
Of Jesus, the glorified Lord? [Refrain]

4 He died as a ransom for all;
He saves whosoever will call;
O call on Him now, and receive
The blessing of those who believe! [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #48

Author: William R. Newell

William Newell (1868-1956) was born in Savannah, OH. He earned degrees from Wooster College, Princeton and Oberlin Theological Seminary. He served as Assistant Superintendent of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. The words for his hymn "At Calvary" came to him on his way to teach a class at the Bible Institute. He slipped into an empty classroom and wrote them quickly on the back of an envelope. (see bio in 101 More Hymn Stories, Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1985.) Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sinner, come list to the voice
Title: Only believe
Author: William R. Newell
Refrain First Line: Believe it, believe it

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