O Wondrous Love!

A light shines on my pilgrim way

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [A light shines on my pilgrim way]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A light shines on my pilgrim way,
That once to me was dim,
And earth seems bright where-e’er I stray
Since I am led by Him,
By Him in who I place my trust;
For shelter now I flee
To Him who knows I am but dust—
Jesus who died for me!

O wondrous love vouchsafed for me,
When Jesus died on Calvary!
In Him I trust, to Him I flee,
And ‘tis enough He died for me!

2 O boundless is His love divine,
Amazing is His grace;
Lo, I am His, and He is mine,
And I shall see His face!
O blessed thought, when day is done
My spirit shall be free;
Through Him the vict’ry shall be won,
For Jesus died for me! [Refrain]

3 At morn, or noon, or yet at night,
Perchance His voice shall call;
And when my spirit takes its flight
To where no tears shall fall.
Still trusting in the love divine,
Through all eternity,
I’ll sing His praise, whose peace is mine,
For Jesus died for me! [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #116

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A light shines on my pilgrim way
Title: O Wondrous Love!
Author: Laura E. Newell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O wondrous love, vouchsafed for me
Copyright: Public Domain



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