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The Blood Saves Today

What would a helpless sinner do

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [What would a helpless sinner do]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 What would a helpless sinner do
Without the cleansing blood?
To bear his lost condition thro’
To an offended God?

O sinner, do not doubt, it,
You’ll not be sav’d without it,
There’s power in the blood alway,
To wash your ev’ry sin away;
O come in faith, believing,
And pardon, full, receiving,
Without a doubt, you’ll sing and shout,
“The blood saves today.”

2 “There is a fountain filled with blood”
Is just as true today,
And sinners yet “beneath its flood,
Wash all their sins away.” [Refrain]

3 It is the sinner’s hope and plea,
The Church’s cornerstone,
And saint and sinner both may see
Its pow’r and virtue shown. [Refrain]

4 The Christian knows its cleansing pow’r,
His sin-stain to remove;
The sinner may this very hour,
Consent its pow’r to prove. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #71

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What would a helpless sinner do
Title: The Blood Saves Today
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O sinner, do not doubt, it
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.