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The scarlet thread

A wonderful, wonderful gospel

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [A wonderful, wonderful gospel]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A wonderful, wonderful gospel
Within the blest Bible is told,
A gospel of love and of mercy,
More precious than silver or gold;
‘Tis needed in time of temptation,
‘Tis needed in sorrow and sin,
‘Tis the scarlet thread bound in the window,
Where the dear ones may all gather in.

Are the precious ones all gathered in?
All gathered into the fold?
Is the scarlet thread bound in the window,
Are the precious ones all gathered in?

2 Proclaim the good news of salvation,
Of Jesus our Savior and King,
Who came to the world to redeem us,
Unspeakable glories to bring;
Let sinners be told of his kingdom,
Invite them to enter therein,
Keep the scarlet thread bound in the window,
Till the dear ones are all gathered in. [Refrain]

3 With gladness repeat the old story
Of Jesus wherever you go,
‘Tis fraught with a radiant glory
That brightens the pathway of woe;
O haste with the wonderful tidings,
Of all that my Savior hath been,
And keep the bright thread in the window,
Till the precious ones all gather in. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #96

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) See also Mrs. Frank A. Breck. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A wonderful, wonderful gospel
Title: The scarlet thread
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Are the precious ones all gathered in
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d4

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #499

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Songs of the Century #96

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #103

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