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Pass Me Not

This week I’m sharing with you another hymn by Fanny Crosby, “Pass Me Not.” She visited a prison in the spring of 1868, where she spoke to the prisoners. Some of her hymns were sung, after which a prisoner cried out, pleading for God not to pass him by. Inspired, that evening Fanny wrote the lyrics to the hymn in today’s video.

The music was composed by William H. Doane in 1870. It was first published in a collection of songs compiled by Doane that same year. The hymn was later introduced to Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey, and quickly gained international recognition. It is thought to be Crosby’s first hymn to gain such acclaim.

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let me at a throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,
Help my unbelief.

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in heav’n but Thee?

Refrain:
Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Thank you for listening!

9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4-7


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