Words of Life

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1 Coming to cheer us in sadness;
Coming with blessings rife;
Coming to fill us with gladness;
Wonderful words of life!

Chorus:
Beautiful words! wonderful words!
Open your hearts to receive them;
Pardon and peace, blessing and grace.
Are offered to all who believe them.

2 Loving the message they bring us;
Helping us on in the way;
Leading along in the darkness,
Up to the realms of day. [Chorus]

3 Blessing on him who shall hear them;
Life to the souls who believe;
Glory, eternal, unchanging,
For all who God's message receive. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #144

Author: W. Stillman Martin

Born: March 8, 1862, Rowley, Massachusetts. Died: December 16, 1935, Atlanta, Georgia. Buried: Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. Husband of hymnist Civilla Martin, Stillman attended Harvard University and was ordained a Baptist minister, though he later switched to the Disciples of Christ denomination. In 1916, he became a professor of Bible studies at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina. Three years later, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. It was from there he went all over America to run Bible conferences and evangelistic meetings. Sources: Hustad, p. 282 http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_ws.htm Go to person page >

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First Line: Coming to cheer us in sadness
Title: Words of Life
Author: W. Stillman Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful words, wonderful words
Copyright: Public Domain

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