Dear is the story of wonderful love

Dear is the story of wonderful love

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel, Jr.
Tune: [Dear is the story of wonderful love]
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dear is the story of wonderful love
Told of a Savior, who came from above,
Bore all our sins, and in sorrow and shame,
Suffered and died a lost world to reclaim.

Tell it today, it will brighten the way,
Tell it today, tell it today;
No other theme can such blessing bestow;
Joy will come to someone if you tell it today.

2 Hated, despised and rejected was He,
Whose word commanded the wind and the sea;
By whose compassion the hungry were fed,
Who healed the living, whose voice raised the dead. [Refrain]

3 Torn were His feet by the briars of scorn;
Pierced was His forehead by many a thorn;
Wounded for us were His hands and His side,
Broken the heart of the Lord crucified. [Refrain]

4 When, with the loved ones who’ve gone on before,
Ransomed we stand on that beautiful shore;
When in His beauty our Savior we see,
O what a glorious day that will be! [Refrain]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #9

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel, Jr.

Born: March 2, 1892, San Francisco, California. Pseudonym: Jean Howard. Gabriel was living with his parents in Cook County, Illinois, in 1910. He was still there in 1920 with his wife Ethel. In 1926, he was musical director and announcer for radio station KLX in Oakland, California. By 1930, he and his wife were in Los Angeles County, California. The January 30, 1926 issue of Colliers magazine said of him: "Gabe" has experienced all those changes which the Fates deem necessary to broaden one’s views. He has taught music in the Indianapolis [Indiana] and Northwestern Conservatories; edited mechanical and automobile magazines; traveled with Billy Sunday; been a newspaper reporter; rewrite man; music editor and book reviewer.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear is the story of wonderful love
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel, Jr.
Refrain First Line: Tell it today, it will brighten the way
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Tabernacle Hymns #123

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Victory Songs #9

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Williston Hymns #16

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Youth Hymnal #83

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