This song switches back and forth between major and minor modalities, making it interesting. It builds to a satisfying finish with the “Strongest deliverer” verse.
Music by Greg Granoff
Words by Mary Baker Eddy
Saw ye my Saviour? Heard ye the glad sound?
Felt ye the power of the Word?
‘Twas the Truth that made us free, And was found by you and me
In the life and the love of our Lord
Mourner, it calls you, “Come to my bosom,
Love wipes your tears all away
And will lift the shade of gloom, And for you make radiant room
Midst the glories of one endless day”
Sinner, it calls you, “Come to this fountain,
Cleanse the foul senses within
“tis the Spirit that makes pure, That exalts thee, and will cure
All thy sorrow, and sickness and sin”
Strongest deliverer, friend of the friendless
Life of all being divine
Thou the Christ, and not the creed; Thou the Truth in thought and deed;
Thou the water, the bread, and the wine.
Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection