Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 361 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
‘ALL ye that pass by,
To Jesus draw nigh,
To you is it nothing that Jesus should die?’
Our ransom and peace,
Our surety He is:
Come see if there ever was sorrow like His.
For what we have done
His blood must atone:
The Father has punished for us His dear Son;
The Lord on that day
Of atonement did lay
Our sins on the Lord, and He bore them away.
He died to atone
For sins not His own,
Our debt He has paid and our work He has done,
So we may receive
The peace He did leave,
Who made intercession—‘My Father forgive.’
For sinners like me
He prayed on the tree,
Through His intercession the sinner goes free,
That sinner am I
Who on Jesus rely,
And come for the pardon God will not deny.
His death is my plea,
My Advocate see!
And hear the blood speak that has answered for me:
He purchased the grace
Which now I embrace;
O Father, Thou know’st He has died in my place!
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Composer: William Knapp (1698-1768)