1 Have you heard the wondrous story?—
‘Tis the strangest ever told—
Of the Lord who dwelt in glory,
In the shining courts of gold;
How He left the golden city,
And came down the starlit-way,
Just to show His love and pity,
And our debt of sin to pay.
Don’t you hear the angels singing?
‘Tis redemption’s song they sing,
Don’t you hear their voices ringing,
With the praises of our King?
2 From His birth in manger lowly
‘Twas a daily sacrifice—
To the cruel cross on Calv’ry,
Where He paid sin’s awful price.
Mortal mind can never measure—
Only heav’n can know the cost—
‘Twas the Father’s priceless treasure
That He gave to save the lost. [Refrain]
3 Over death He won the vict’ry,
And the grave wherein He slept;
He arose—profoundest myst’ry,
While the guards their vigil kept.
He arose! the King of Glory,
And fulfilled His promised word,
He arose! oh, wondrous story,
Sweetest ever sinner heard. [Refrain]
4 Now enthroned, He reigns forever,
In the realms of perfect peace,
Where the ransomed hosts shall never
From their grateful praises cease.
Bow to Him in adoration,
Ev’ry heart and ev’ry knee!
Tell the lost of ev’ry nation,
Jesus saves! and only He! [Refrain]
Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #182
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