Weeping Will Not Save Me

Weeping

by Robert Lowry

Weeping will not save me—
Though my face were bathed in tears,
That could not allay my fears,
Could not wash the sins of years—
Weeping will not save me.

Refrain:
Jesus wept and died for me;
Jesus suffered on the tree;
Jesus waits to make me free,
He alone can save me.

Working will not save me—
Purest deeds that I can do,
Holiest thoughts and feelings too,
Cannot form my soul anew—
Working will not save me.

Waiting will not save me—
Helpless, guilty, lost I lie
In my ear is mercy’s cry;
If I wail, I can but die—
Waiting will not save me.

Faith in Christ will save me—
Let me trust thy weeping Son,
Trust the work that He has done;
To his arms, Lord, help me run—
Faith in Christ will save me.


This song came to my attention while I was preparing my article about “Nothing but the Blood.” The song was listed among Robert Lowry’s most popular hymns, but I had never heard of it. Even so, the title intrigued me enough to want to look it up and learn more. After reading it, I can see why it was a popular hymn. The message of salvation is crystal clear, and the words are very singable.

You can read Robert Lowry’s biography here, and below is an instrumental recording of the tune with the lyrics subbed on the video, just in case you’re curious enough to want to know how the song was sung.

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The Oak

oak tree 2The New Testament presents the eternal redemptive purposes of God in Jesus Christ (TERPOGIJC) within the framework of the church. It gives us the truth of the Gospel in fully developed form.

From the Cornerstone on which the foundation’s laid
For the church of Christ Jesus, by blood bought and paid,
From the judgment for sin on the cross satisfied
To the mercy and pardon unveiled when He died
From the miracle birth out of young virgin’s womb
To the Lord’s resurrection and His empty tomb,
Ancient prophecies made, all in Him were fulfilled;
Jesus Christ has been clearly and plainly revealed.
And the people of God are made free from sin’s yoke
When by faith they take hold of the Gospel, the oak.


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The Seed

seedlingThe Old Testament presents the eternal redemptive purposes of God in Jesus Christ (TERPOGIJC) within the framework of the nation of Israel. It gives us the truth of the Gospel in seed form.

From the Rock in the desert that quenched Israel’s thirst
To the manna God forty years kindly dispersed,
From the judgment for sin that God had to effuse
To the mercy and pardon He would not refuse,
From the hand of the Lord, giving strength to the weak,
Making paths in the sea, serving food from a beak,
To the prophecies made that would all be fulfilled,
Jesus Christ, although dimly, was doubtless revealed.
And the people of God knew from sin they’d be freed
When by faith they took hold of the Gospel, the seed.


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