Pass Me Not

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This hymn was written by Fanny Crosby in 1868 in conjunction with William Doane. Doane was a successful business man. At the age of 30, he suffered a heart attack and almost died. He felt that this was God’s chastening him for not devoting his time to writing gospel music.

Doane was a gifted musician, but need someone to write lyrics for his tunes. One day, as he was praying, he received a poem from Fanny Crosby – “More like Jesus would I be Let my Savior dwell with me”. This was quickly made into a hymn.

Thus began a fruitful partnership with Fanny Crosby, producing many hymns such as this one.

Lyrics: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William H. Doane

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Refrain:
Savior, Savior,
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.

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Thou the Spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

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