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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?

Music – William Doane, Words – Fanny Crosby

William H Doane died this date, 12/23/1915, in Rhode Is­land.  He was converted to Chrsit at age 17.  Later he was pres­i­dent of the J. A. Fay wood­work­ing ma­chin­ery com­pa­ny and a suc­cess­ful bus­i­ness­man.  Doane was born 2/3/1832, at Pres­ton, Con­nec­ti­cut.

He also was superintendent of the Mount Auburn (Cincinnati, OH) Baptist Sunday School.  Although he wrote at least one “words-and-music hymn” he is primarily known for his music.  He is said to have composed more than 2,200 melodies. The above is just one of the many song with which he collaborated with Fanny Crosby.

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