Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour

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Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

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

Saviour, Saviour,
Hear my humble cry.
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

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

Saviour, Saviour,
Hear my humble cry.
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

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

Frances J. Crosby, 1868[1]

"Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior" is a 19th-century American hymn written by Frances J. Crosby in 1868,[2] set to music by William H. Doane in 1870.[3]

The hymn has been recorded by singers including Reggie Houston, Cyrus Chestnut, Bill Gaither, and Lyle Lovett. Bob Dylan performed this song live to open five concerts in his 2002 American tour.

In 1991 hip hop artist MC Hammer released a version of the hymn entitled "Do Not Pass Me By" on his fourth album, Too Legit to Quit. Gospel artist Tramaine Hawkins appeared on the song as a guest vocalist. A music video was produced for this single which charted as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darlene Neptune (1938). Fanny Crosby Still Lives. Pelican Publishing. ISBN 14-556-0413-5. 
  2. ^ Guye Johnson (1986). Treasury of Great Hymns and Their Stories. Bob Jones University Press. ISBN 08-908-4249-3. 
  3. ^ Variety Radio Directory. Variety, Incorporated. 1938. 

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