IMG 0021This song was written by the very prolific hymn writer, Fanny Crosby, who lived from 1820 to 1915.  She wrote over 8000 hymns and gospel songs.  Such hymns as, "Blessed Assurance", "I Shall Know Him", and "To God be the Glory" came from her heart through her hand, despite being blind most of her life.  

"One evening, Fanny Crosby was invited to speak to a group of prisoners at the state prison and heard one of the men say  'Good Lord! Do not pass me by! Do not turn your back on me. Do not ignore me, forget me, neglect me.' Fanny told that she was so touched by the pleas of these men that she could not get the thought of them out of her mind indeed she said, 'I wrote the lines with the men’s pleading wail still in my ears.'  She went home that night and wrote all four verses of the hymn." Diana Leagh Matthews

She composed the song in 1868 and William H Doane set it to music in 1870.

I recorded it utilizing four tracks played only on a Taylor 814CE acoustic guitar. I hope that you enjoy it!

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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.

Fanny J. Crosby, 1868[1]

 

 

 

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