Wondrous Love

For God so loved this sinful world, His Son He freely gave

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1899)
Tune: [For God So Loved This Sinful World] (Morris)
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1 For God so loved this sinful world,
His Son He freely gave,
That whosoever would believe
Eternal life should have.

’Tis true, oh, yes, ’tis true,
God’s wonderful promise is true;
For I’ve trusted, and tested, and tried it,
And I know God’s promise is true.

2 I was a wayward, wand’ring child,
A slave to sin and fear,
Until this blessed promise fell
Like music on my ear. [Refrain]

3 The “whosoever” of the Lord,
I trusted was for me,
I took Him at His gracious word;
From sin He set me free. [Refrain]

4 Eternal life, begun below,
Now fills my heart and soul;
I’ll sing His praise forevermore
Who has redeemed my soul. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #770

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For God so loved this sinful world, His Son He freely gave
Title: Wondrous Love
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1899)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go into all the world
Copyright: Public Domain



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