Pass me not, O gentle Savior, 
hear my humble cry; 
while on others thou art calling, 
do not pass me by. 

Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; 
while on others thou art calling, 
do not pass me by. 

Let me at thy throne of mercy 
find a sweet relief, 
kneeling there in deep contrition; 
help my unbelief. 

Trusting only in thy merit, 
would I seek thy face; 
heal my wounded, broken spirit, 
save me by thy grace. 

Thou the spring of all my comfort, 
more than life to me, 
whom have I on earth beside thee? 
Whom in heaven but thee? 

Luke 19

1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

Joyful Harts Music Library

  • Pass Me Not 162-R3:39

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1)

make remarks about the story of Zacchaeus. Emphasize that going to God in prayer means to seek the Lord with the enthusiasm of Zacchaeus. God is waiting to hear from us. In prayer we worship, praise, and give thanks. It is also important to ask for the things you need, and pray on behalf of others. This song helps us to prepare for prayer.

2. As the song continues (During Verses 2 - 3) read Luke 19:1 - 10. Let the song end.

3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.

​4. Prayer and Meditation.