The Story of 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

Representative 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

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. 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, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son (Gilmour)
Title: The Story of Wonderful Love
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Love and Praise #d44

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #189

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #89

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The Bow of Promise #121

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The Revival No. 3 #69

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