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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.

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
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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