PASS ME NOT O GENTLE SAVIOR

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PASS ME NOT O GENTLE SAVIOR
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HEAR MY HUMBLE CRY
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PERFORMANCES


1999.02.23, BUFFALO, NEW YORK

1999.02.24, AMHERST, MASSACHUSSETS

2000.03.15, SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

2000.03.21, PULLMAN, WASHINGTON

2000.03.29, BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA


(DURING SOUND CHECK ON
2000.07.03, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO)

(DURING BAND SOUND CHECK ON
2000.07.26, WANTAGH, NEW YORK
WITH CHARLIE SEXTON ON VOCALS)

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DO NOT  PASS ME BY




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


Savior, Savior

Hear my humble cry

While on others Thou art calling

Do not pass me by


Trusting only in Thy merit

Would I seek Thy face

Heal my wounded, broken spirit

Save me by Thy grace


Savior, Savior

Hear my humble cry

While on others Thou art calling

Do not pass me by


Thou the Spring of all my comfort

More than life to me

Whom have I on earth beside Thee?

Whom in heavín but Thee?


Savior, Savior

Hear my humble cry

While on others Thou art calling

Do not pass me by


WORDS BY FRANCES J. CROSBY, 1868;

MUSIC BY WILLIAM H. DOANE, 1870






I have only listened to the second performance (Amherst) so far, where Bob only sings the first two verses with a slight lyric change in the second.

When Bob Dylan chooses to sing a hymn like that (until now he only did that inside the US), he is openly confessing that he still is "weeping for the saving grace that's over" him.

Addressing his wonderful Savior directly he is aware that sweet relief and help in unbelief is only to be found kneeling at the throne of mercy.

Listening to his humble cry in the words of this blind lady songwriter of the last century is the most vulnerable Bob Dylan I have heard since "WHEN HE RETURNS" and "WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU".

It still "is only He who can reduce" him "to tears". His Lord is the one who has "given all there is to give". "He knows your needs even before you ask".