1 See the patient Savior stand
Now at Pilate’s throne for trial;
Hear the mob his death demand,
And his holy name revile.
“One, by law, may pardoned be,”
They are told, then hear the cry—
“Let Barabbas be set free,
But this Jesus crucify!”
O soul of mine, make choice today—
Christ, or sin? ‘tis thine to say!
In thine heart must one abide;
Let not Christ be crucified.
2 O my soul, what sin is thine,
God’s salvation to neglect!
Wilt thou turn from love divine
And eternal life reject?
Hear thy Savior’s voice so kind;
From thy love of sin depart;
Thou canst never, never find
Room for both within thy heart. [Refrain]
3 Ne’er the tempter’s voice believe;
Sin can bring to thee no joy;
All thy hopes it will deceive,
And thy soul at last destroy.
Let the Savior live in thee;
Yield thyself unto his love;
He thy constant friend will be,—
Safely guide to heav’n above. [Refrain]
Maud Frazer Jackson USA 1873-1950. It is surmised she lived in PA and/or NJ. She was a religious author, poet, and music compiler, who published her collections of music, including 400 hymns called “Hymns about forgiveness!”, “Wayside Song” (1922), and “Starlight & lamplight” (1928). Her poems were sometimes furnished to newspapers around the country and printed.
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