Lyrics and Information
Words and music by Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946), 1910Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)Public Domain1. I was once a sinner, but I came Pardon to receive from my Lord. This was freely given, and I found That He always kept His word.Refrain: There’s a new name written down in glory, And it’s mine, oh yes, it’s mine! And the white-robed angels sing the story, “A sinner has come home.” For there’s a new name written down in glory, And it’s mine, oh yes, it’s mine! With my sins forgiven I am bound for heaven, Nevermore to roam.2. I was humbly kneeling at the cross, Fearing naught but God’s angry frown, When the heavens opened and I saw That my name was written down.3. In the book ’tis written, “Saved by grace.” Oh, the joy that came to my soul! Now I am forgiven, and I know By the blood I am made whole.