Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Saviour, Saviour / Hear my humble cry / And while others Thou art calling / Do not pass me by." Verses ask, "help my unbelief" and "whom have I ... but Thee."
EARLIEST DATE: 1880 (Sankey)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Ira D. Sankey, Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos [1200 Hymns] (London: Collins, 1921?), #488 (1880 #63), "Pass Me Not"
Moving Star Hall Singers, "Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior" (on USSeaIsland02)
NOTES: The USSeaIsland02 version includes three of Sankey's four verses and the chorus, and ends repeating the chorus again with increasing speed, clapping and beating on the floor. - BS
The reference to "Help my unbelief" is to Mark 9:23-24. A man has brought his sick child to Jesus to be cured. Jesus declares that "All things will be done for the one who believes." The boy's father replies, "I believe; help my unbelief!" - RBW
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