Jesus Paid it All

There are some songs that stick with you forever. Music has a way of speaking to our hearts and minds in ways the purely spoken word can’t seem to penetrate. I’m so thankful God gave us the enjoyment of music.

Recently I was listening to Fernando Ortega sing “Jesus Paid it All”. Instantly, there was an equally powerful emotion. It was as if I’d never heard it before and as if I’d written the song. The truth, the comfort, the confirmation, and the joy of this song flooded my heart.

In case it’s been a while since you considered these words written by Elvina Hall (1822-1889) in 1865, spend a few minutes reading them now. Let the words sink deep into your heart and mind. It’s even okay if you sing them aloud…I don’t care.

I 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

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

For nothing good have I
Where-by Thy grace to claim
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calvary’s Lamb

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

BTW, what’s your favorite hymn? Share it with me here.

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17 thoughts on “Jesus Paid it All

  1. Horatio Spafford's "It is Well With My Soul" – the third stanza is my favorite:

    My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

  2. I have a lot of favorites, and I'm young, that just seems wrong. I guess my favorites are – Jesus Paid It All, Pass It On, Trust and Obey, When We All Get To Heaven, When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, How Great Thou Art, and many many others.
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  3. I love Gospel music. But there are 2 songs from my youth I remember in every Catholic church I was a member of:
    1. Prayer of St. francis Assisi (Make me a Chanel of Your Peace)
    2. Hear I am Lord