The words to the song Jesus Paid It All were written by Elvina Hall (1822-1889) in 1865. Elvina was a member of the Monument Street Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The Choir Director of the same church was John Thomas Grape (1835-1915). Unaware of Elvina's composition, Grape composed a tune he called All To Christ I Owe.
The pastor of Monument Street Methodist Church, Rev. George W. Schreck heard the music written by Grape and immediately thought of the verse written by another of his parishioners, Elvina Hall. At the pastor's suggestion, Hall's lyrics and Grape's music were combined, and then sent to Professor Theodore Perkins, publisher of the periodical Sabbath Carols. The hymn quickly became a favorite and has been published in and sung from hymnals across America ever since.
Jesus Paid It All
I can hear the Savior say Thy strength indeed is small Child of weakness, watch and pray Find in Me thine all in all
Jesus paid it all All to Him I owe Sin had 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
For nothing good have I Whereby Thy grace to claim I'll wash my garments white In the blood of Calvary's Lamb
And when before thy throne I stand in Him complete Jesus died my soul to save My lips shall still repeat
Elvina M. Hall
Дух. 6-т - J. Grap
Piano Arranged by Greg Howlett
Оркестровка - Todd Billingsley