As I read God's wondrous message

As I read God's wondrous message

Author: George W Cooke
Tune: [As I read God's wondrous message]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 As I read God’s wondrous message,
Telling of His only Son,
Who on Calv’ry died to ransom
Souls despairing and undone;
It was written by the prophet,
In the name of our great King,
And because His word included me,
I’ll never cease to sing.

“I have redeemed thee, I have redeemed thee,
I have called thee by thy name,”
“I have redeemed thee, I have redeemed thee,”
His promise I now claim;
Wondrous message of salvation,
I read it and I know
That altho’ my sins were crimson red,
He’s washed them white as snow.

2 As I read the message over,
Oh, it means so much to me!
How such wondrous grace was offered
And His love so full could be;
Tho’ I do not understand it,
Yet His promise I now claim;
For “I have redeemed thee” is His word,
I’ll trust in His great name. [Refrain]

3 O’er this message I would ponder,
How it does my heart inspire!
It was wondrous condescension,
To redeem me from the mire;
And He freely my transgressions
As a “thick cloud blotted out;”
I will praise, adore and love Him more,
His word I cannot doubt. [Refrain]

4 Why in burning deserts wander?
Why by sin deluded be?
There is grace and pow’r to help you,
And from all sin make you free;
Would you know this full redemption,
A life clean, without, within?
You must take the straight and narrow way,
And o’er all evil win. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #152

Author: George W Cooke

George William Cooke was born in Yorkshire, England in 1884 and died in Jamestown, New York in 1951. He was the author of "Joy in My Heart" which was copyrighted in 1926 (but not renewed). At that time he was living in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a minister and associated with a group called Gospel Crusaders which was associated with the Methodist Church. He ran the Delmarva Camp, a Methodist camp that held gospel meetings and revivals. He was later minister of Methodist churches in Buffalo and Rochester New York. Dianne Shapiro from research done by Richard L. Green Go to person page >

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First Line: As I read God's wondrous message
Author: George W Cooke
Refrain First Line: I have redeemed thee



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