O teach me what it meaneth

O teach me what it meaneth:
  That Cross uplifted high,
With One, the Man of Sorrows,
  Condemned to bleed and die.
O teach me what it cost Thee
  To make a sinner whole;
And teach me, Savior, teach me
  The value of a soul.
O teach me what it meaneth:
  That sacred crimson tide,
The blood and water flowing
  From Thine own wounded side.
Teach me that if none other
  *Had sinned, but I alone,
Yet still, Thy blood, O Jesus,
  Thine only, must atone.
O teach me what it meaneth,
  Thy love beyond compare,
The love that reacheth deeper
  Than depths of self-despair!
Yea, teach me, till there gloweth
  In this cold heart of mine
Some feeble, pale reflection
  Of that pure love of Thine.
O teach me what it meaneth,
  For I am full of sin;
And grace alone can reach me,
  And love alone can win.
O teach me, for I need Thee,
  I have no hope beside,
The chief of all the sinners
  For whom the Savior died.
O teach me what it meaneth:
  The rest which Thou dost give
To all the heavy-laden
  Who look to Thee and live.
Because I am a rebel
  Thy pardon I receive:
Because Thou dost command me,
  I can, I do believe.
O infinite Redeemer,
  I bring no other plea;
Because Thou dost invite me
  I cast myself on Thee.
Because Thou dost accept me
  I love and I adore;
Because Thy love constraineth,
  I’ll praise Thee evermore.
* The Compilers prefer that the following three lines be used in place of the last three lines in verse 2: Had sinned but only I, / Yet still, O blessed Savior, / Thou on the cross must die.

Takoradi, Western, Ghana

A very good hymn that encourage us to go to God to be thought.


Suwanee, GA, United States

I believe one desire of the Son of Man, Who came to seek & save those who are lost is to "teach us the value of a soul".

Oh bless the Lord, oh my soul..worship His Holy name.

Teach these rich, truth filled songs to our younger generation, may they kindle the flame within our hearts to worship & follow the Lamb, wherever He leadeth.


Thank you so much for publishing these lyrics. The words will be my prayer. 2 Peter 3:18 - Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.