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Believe On the Lord Jesus Christ

What must I do, the trembling jailor cried

Author: Avis B. Christiansen
Tune: BELIEVE
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 "What must I do?" the trembling jailor cried,
When dazed by fear and wonder;
"Believe on Christ!" was all that Paul replied,
"And thou shalt be saved from sin."

Refrain:
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
And thou shalt be saved!

2 What must I do! O weary, trembling soul,
Just turn today to Jesus;
He will receive, forgive and make thee whole--
Christ alone can set thee free. (Refrain)

3 His blood is all thy plea for saving grace,
The precious fount of cleansing!
O come, accept His love, behold His face,
And be saved forevermore. (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #213

Author: Avis B. Christiansen

Avis Marguerite Burgeson was born in 1895 and lived in Chicago all her life. She attended the Moody Church, pastored for many years by Dr. Harry Ironside. In 1917, Avis Burgeson married Ernest Christiansen who later became a vice president of Moody Bible Institute. She was a modest and retiring woman, and sometimes used pen names: Avis Burgesson, Christian B. Anson and Constance B. Reid. She began writing poems in childhood, and before her death in 1985 had written thousands of them. She died in 1985. NN, Hymnary  Go to person page >

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Hymns of Faith #349

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