Hymn History:  Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior

Though Fanny could write complex poetry as well as improvise music of classical structure, her hymns were aimed at bringing the message of the Gospel to people who would not listen to preaching. Whenever she wrote a hymn, she prayed God would use it to lead many souls to Him.

The hymn  "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior"

written in 1868  became  one  of  the most

popular  hymns  used  during  the  Moody-

Sankey services in London.   The hymn is

based on a prayer that Miss Crosby heard

someone  pray  at  a s ervice,   "Savior, do

not pass me by."

The tune Pass Me Not was written also in 1868, and was written by Crosby's friend, William H. Doane. He was involved as a Sunday School teacher and a business man as well as an editor and composer

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  • The Lyrics:  Oh Gentle Savior Do Not Pass Me By

​​Verse 1  
Pass me not, O gentle 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 heaven but Thee?

Refrain:
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

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