Jesus Paid It All Handmade Hanging or Sitting Artwork - 9x9
Jesus paid it all song lyrics were written in 1865 by Elvina M. Hall, a 47-year-old widowed congregant. One Sunday morning, with a extremely long pastoral prayer, and a continuous sermon, Mrs. Hall's thoughts began to wander while sitting in a choir loft in at the Monument Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, She wrote down a poem that came to her on the blank flyleaf of her hymnal.
She gave the lyrics to her pastor, Rev. George W. Schreck, at the end of the church service. Coincidentally, that same week the church organist (and coal merchant), John Grape (1835-1915), shared some new music, entitled "All To Christ I Owe," with the same pastor who thought the lyrics and song fit well together.