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The Lord is ready to save you

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1 Tho’ you’ve wandered far in your sins, unheeding,
And your feet are bruised, weary, torn, and bleeding,
Come with broken heart and for mercy pleading—
The Lord is ready to save you.

He was ready, when I came,
To receive me, praise His name!
And for you He’ll do the same;
When your doubts give way,
And you come believing,
The Lord is ready to save you.

2 Tho’ your sins rise up mountain-high before you,
And the fear of death holds dominion o’er you,
When you tell Him all of your life’s sad story—
The Lord is ready to save you. [Refrain]

3 Soul, enslaved by sin, he for you is calling;
He will break the chains now your life enthralling;
He your freedom bought with a price appalling—
The Lord is ready to save you. [Refrain]

4 All that you can do will be fruitless trying!
Just repent and trust—on His word relying;
He remembered you on the cross when dying—
The Lord is ready to save you. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #219

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though you've wandered in your sins
Title: The Lord is ready to save you
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: He was ready, when I came
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