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709. I will sing the wondrous story

1 I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me,
How he left his home in glory
For the cross of Calvary.

Refrain:
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

2 I was lost; but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray;
Raised me up and gently led me
Drew me back into his way. [Refrain]

3 Faint was I, and fears possessed me,
Bruised was I from many a fall;
Hope was gone, and shame distressed me:
But his love has pardoned all. [Refrain]

4 Days of darkness still may meet me,
Sorrow's paths I oft may tread;
But his presence still is with me,
By his guiding hand I'm led. [Refrain]

5 He will keep me till the river
Rolls it waters at my feet;
Then he'll bear me safely over,
Made by grace for glory meet. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I will sing the wondrous story
Title: I will sing the wondrous story
Author: Francis H. Rawley, b. 1854
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: Revelation 15:3
Topic: Christ: Atoning work of; Christ: Shepherd; Hymns for Informal Occasions (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, I’ll sing the wondrous story
Tune Information
Name: [I will sing the wondrous story]
Composer: Peter P. Bilhorn, b. 1861
Key: E♭ Major



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