Jesus Paid It All
The lyrics to “Jesus Paid It All” were written by Elvina Hall in 1865. Being prompted by his wife, John T. Grape wrote the score. However it was Grape’s Pastor, Rev. George W. Schrek who believed the score and Hall’s words should be paired together. The song appeared in a hymnal for the first time in 1868.
I hear the Savior say > Thy strength indeed is small > Child of weakness….watch and pray > Find in me….thine all in all
Chorus: > Jesus paid it all > All to Him I owe > Sin hath left a crimson stain > He washed it white as snow
Lord, now indeed I find > Thy power and Thine alone > Can change the leper’s spots > And melt the heart of stone
And now complete in Him, > My robe, His righteousness, > Close sheltered ’neath His side, > I am divinely blest.
For nothing good have I > Whereby Thy grace to claim > I’ll wash my garments white > In the blood of Calvary’s Lamb
When from my dying bed > My ransomed soul shall rise, > “Jesus died my soul to save,” > Shall rend the vaulted skies.
And when before thy throne > I stand in Him complete > Jesus died my soul to save > My lips shall still repeat