Working will not save me

Working will not save me;
Purest deeds that I can do,
Holiest thoughts and feelings too,
Cannot form my soul anew;
Working will not save me.
  Jesus wept and died for me;
Jesus suffered on the tree;
Jesus waits to make me free,
  He alone can save me.
Weeping will not save me;
Though my face were bathed in tears,
That could not allay my fears,
Could not wash the sins of years;
Weeping will not save me.
Waiting will not save me;
Helpless, guilty, lost I lie,
In my ear is mercy’s cry;
If I wait I can but die:
Waiting will not save me.
Praying will not save me;
All the prayers that I could say
Could not wash my sins away,
All I owe could never pay:
Praying will not save me.
Faith in Christ will save me;
Let me trust Thy gracious Son,
Trust the work that He has done,
To His arms, Lord, help me run;
Faith in Christ will save me.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Only faith in Christ will save me

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Lilo Xu

Auckland, New Zealand

yes, working or weeping cannot save us. Faith in Christ will save me!!! He alone can save me!!! Lord, I do not want to wait. I run to You right now to be saved!!!


Romans 10:9-10

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, ” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Samson Ademola

Lagos, Nigeria

I'm enthralled by the lovely reminder this song brings me, that the best of my works is not sufficient to save me. Faith in Christ is sufficient. I cease from my works and come into His rest. Faith in Christ guarantees me ultimate salvation. Thanks for uploading this.


Like the prodigal son and like Peter, I am running back to the cross, not just to give my life but to lay down my spent body, thoughts, worries and exhaustion. For ONLY He alone can save me. I need Him like the air I breath.


He alone can save me, till this dawns on me nothing would bring me warmth in this cold world.

Comfort Olayemi

Ilorin, Kara State

My mother's favourite song.

I am so happy to find it at last.

Yes, only through Jesus' finished work on the cross can we be saved

Thank You LAMB of God for taking our place on the that cruel cross.


Cary, North Carolina, United States

Thank You, Lord, faith in Christ will save me!!

Jethro Ademola

Cheverly, Maryland, United States

This song has always been an inspiration to me right from the time I met Christ and put my trust in Him up till now. The song conveys the truth of the Gospel message. The only hope of salvation left for all mankind is in the finished work of Christ on the cross. I pray for all who had put their trust in Him to remain faithful unto the end.

Dorcas T.Adesanya

London, England, United Kingdom

Only Faith in Christ can save us. Jesus help us to trust you to the end in Jesus Name. The death and the risen of Christ will not be in vain in our lives in Jesus name. Thanks for uploading this song and God bless you. Shalom!!!

My friends, you must see that salvation is not of yourselves. You must realize from your heart that everything is of the Lord Jesus. Faith is not a virtue. Faith is just receiving. One of our gospel hymns says, "Working will not save me" and "Weeping will not save me" (#1000 in Hymns, published by Living Stream Ministry). The last stanza says, "Faith in Christ will save me." When I first saw this line, immediately I crossed it out and replaced it with "Jesus alone will save me." Faith is not a virtue. Faith is just to allow the Lord to save us. It is like a person who falls into the sea. When someone comes to save him by throwing him a net, he does not have to do anything. As long as he does not jump out of the net, he will be fine. Everything is done by the Lord Jesus. Hallelujah! I say again, never misunderstand James 2. Work in James 2 is not a question of being good or bad, but of having or not having faith.