The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

When He Reached Down His Hands For Me

Cat. #0937 (MFH #726) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on February 9, 1970

VERSE 1
Once my soul was far from Heavenly way
I was wretched an' burned as could be
When th Saviour above, gave me peace an' love
When He reached down His hands for me

CHORUS:
When th Saviour reached down for me
He reached way down for me
I was lost an' undone, without God or His Son
When he reached down His hands for me

VERSE 2
I was near to despair, when He came to me there
An' told me I could be free
Then He lifted my feet out'a Satan's despair
When He reached down His hands for me

VERSE 3
How my heart does rejoice when I hear His sweet voice
In th tempest to Him I could flee
There to lean on His arm, safe from all harm
When he reached down His hands for me