Song: How Shall We Escape? in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1887, by James McGranahan

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

J., G. M.

Page 116
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 112
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

How Shall We Escape?, #112


Verse 1
God loved a world of sinners,
For them He gave His Son;
And whosoe’er receives Him,
He saves them, ev’ry one;
He came to bring salvation,
To bear our sins away,
That we with Him in glory
Might live thro’ endless day.

“How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation,
neglect so great salvation?”

Verse 2
Behold the bleeding Saviour
Upon the cruel tree,–
The Just condemned, forsaken–
He dies for you and me;
The “Son of God“ beloved,
For us a curse was made;
That we might have redemption,
The awful price He paid.

Verse 3
God loves the vilest sinner,
But hates the smallest sin;
The who shall see His Kingdom?
Or who can enter in?
‘The precious blood of Jesus’–
Let ev’ry creature know–
Can make the “chief of sinners”
Full whiter than the snow.

Verse 4
Return to God, O wand’rer,
Thy purchased pardon take;
Thy sins He’ll not remember,
For thy Redeemer’s sake;
He’ll cast them all behind Him,
Or ’neath the deepest sea,
And love us ever freely
Thro’out Eternity.