O wonderful love

God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son (Gilmour)

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: DAVENANT
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 God so loved the world, that he gave his own Son,
In the fulness of time, thus to prove
That he came to redeem, and to herald the theme,
The sweet story of wonderful love.

Refrain:
Oh, wonderful love! such wonderful love!
Far surpassing our thoughts to conceive;
Blessed be his dear name, for lost sinners he came,
With the story of wonderful love.

2 He came to release ev’ry prisoner bound,
Ev’ry fetter of sin to remove;
To make the lame leap, and the sealed lips to speak
The sweet story of wonderful love. [Refrain]

3 When the multitudes thronged him, all eager to hear;
Every need his compassion would move;
And tho’ ages have rolled this same story is told,
The sweet story of wonderful love. [Refrain]

4 On Genneseret’s bosom he crossed the dark wave,
While the billows for mastery strove;
To his friends he drew near, quickly banished their fear,
This same Jesus of wonderful love. [Refrain]

5 This sweet story, so wonderful, never was sung
From the ramparts of glory above
Till the angels of light thrill’d the listening night,
With the story of wonderful love. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #89

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >

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First Line: God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son (Gilmour)
Title: O wonderful love
Author: Henry L. Gilmour

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Songs of Love and Praise #d44
Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #189Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #89TextAudioPage Scan
The Bow of Promise: hymns new and old for missionary and revival meetings and Sabbath-schools #121Page Scan
The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #69Page Scan



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