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What a precious Savior

Though thou art wandering away from Jesus

Author: Mrs. J. H. Wyburn
Tune: [Tho' thou'rt wandering away from Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ thou’rt wandering away from Jesus,
Weary, and far from the Father’s home;
Listen to the blessèd invitation,
Hear the Savior who bids thee come.

"Come now and let us reason together,"
Saith the Lord in His Word;
"Tho’ your sins be as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow,
Tho’ they be red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."

2 There’s no love like unto that of Jesus,
Faithful and true He will ever be;
Come, O come! as needy and dependent;
Grace sufficient is promised thee. [Refrain]

3 When temptation presseth hard upon thee;
And all the way seems so dark and drear;
Look by faith unto this loving Savior,
Thou shalt triumph o’er doubt and fear. [Refrain]

4 What a precious living friend is Jesus!
Saving and keeping unto the end;
Where sin once prevailéd, grace aboundeth,
Gifts of strength every day He’ll send. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10341

Author: Mrs. J. H. Wyburn

May was a volunteer at the Bowery Mission in New York when she met John H. Wyburn, who was then superintendent of the Mission. John Wyburn later became assistant superintendent and then superintendent of the McAuley Water Street Mission. She wrote the book, But Until Seventy Times Seven (New York, 1936) a story of the mission through the lives of its three early leaders. Dianne Shapiro, from the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) web site, accessed 8/18/2016 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though thou art wandering away from Jesus
Title: What a precious Savior
Author: Mrs. J. H. Wyburn
Refrain First Line: Come now and let us reason together


The Cyber Hymnal #10341
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The Cyber Hymnal #10341

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