All You that Pass By

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This hymn by one of the greatest hymn writers of all time is a moving invitation for all to behold the work of Jesus on the cross and embrace His death in personal faith and repentance. He reminds us that Jesus bore our sorrows and suffered the penalty for our sins, not his. What’s more, as He died He prayed that we might be pardoned through His blood so that, in effect, we can “hear the blood speak that has answered for me.” May all who hear these glorious truths embrace God’s grace revealed to us through His Son’s death and resurrection!
 
The music for this text was written for a traditional hymn competition and won an honorable mention. The tune is named MAGISTER (which means teacher in Latin) because of the impact Wesley’s hymns have had on David’s songwriting.

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All you that pass by, to Jesus draw nigh:
To you is it nothing that Jesus should die?
Our ransom and peace, our surety He is:
Come, see if there ever was sorrow like His.

For what we have done His blood must atone:
The Father has punished for us His dear Son.
The Lord, in the day of His anger did lay
Our sins on the Lamb, and he bore them away.

He died to atone for sins not His own;
Our debt He has paid and our work He has done
So we may receive the peace He did leave,
Who made intercession, 'My Father, forgive!'

For sinners like me He prayed on the tree;
Through His intercession the sinner goes free.
That sinner am I, who on Jesus rely,
And come for the pardon God cannot deny.

His death is my plea, my Advocate see!
And hear the blood speak that has answered for me:
He purchased the grace which now I embrace;
O Father, You know He has died in my place!

Text by Charles Wesley (1707-88) & David L. Ward
Tune: MAGISTER by David L. Ward
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This is a beautiful hymn!
» Melissa M. on October 12th, 2008

I agree that this is a great hymn from one of the greatest Christian hymn writers. Charles Wesley wrote from his heart and gave solid bible teaching to those who listened to his ministry. This kind of teachingis teaching is even more necessary today.
This hymn, which has an unusual meter is normally sung to the tune Harwich.
» Ernest Moorey on June 13th, 2012
 
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