Words & Music by Jack P. Scholfield, 1882-1972

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13

We commonly use many terms to describe a Christian--"saved", "born again", "justified". Although these words are important to us who understand and appreciate them, they can sometimes be confusing and misunderstood by anyone who is unfamiliar with a biblical vocabulary. To people who are seeking, we must always be ready to explain these terms in language that is relevant to them. A personal encounter with Christ is much more important than the terminology we use to describe this salvation experience.

We must emphasize that it is Christ and Christ alone Who saves--not church membership, baptism, or any other religious act. No two experiences of salvation are necessarily alike. Coming to Jesus to experience His love and forgiveness is a very personal matter--not a prescribed religious procedure. Although simple enough for a child to understand and respond to, calling on the name of the Lord to be saved is much more than lips that merely speak glibly about Jesus, believing in Him as a historic figure. There must be repentance of sin, faith in His blood taking our sin away, and eventually the outward evidence of a changed, committed life.

The author and composer of this hymn, Jack Scholfield, was a singing evangelist. He wrote "Saved, Saved, Saved!" in 1911 while assisting in evangelistic meetings. He explained, "The melody just came to me, almost as a gift. Then I simply tried to make the words fit the tune. It was popular from the start."

Iíve found a friend, Who is all to me,
His love is ever true;
I love to tell how He lifted me
And what His grace can do for you.

He saves me from every sin and harm,
Secures my soul each day;
Iím leaning strong on His mighty arm;
I know Heíll guide me all the way.

When poor and needy and all alone,
In love He said to me,
ďCome unto Me and Iíll lead you Home,
To live with Me eternally.Ē

Saved by His power divine,
Saved to new life sublime!
Life now is sweet and my joy is complete,
For Iím saved, saved, saved!

*For Today*: John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Titus 3:3-7; Hebrews 9:12; I John 4:10

Seek to explain the simple plan of salvation to someone today!

Music url: The Cyber Hymnal

Taken from Amazing Grace -- 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions © Copyright 1990 by Kenneth W. Osbeck. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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