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How precious is the story

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1 How precious is the story,
Of our Redeemer's birth;
Who left the realms of glory.
And came to dwell on earth!
He saw our sad condition,
Our guilt, and sin, and shame;
To save us from perdition,
The blessed Jesus came.

Oh, precious story,
Oh, precious name,
To save our lost and guilty race,
The blessed Jesus came.

2 He came to Earth from Heaven,
To weep, and bleed, and die,
That we might be forgiven,
And raised to God on high.
His kindness and compassion,
To children then were shown;
The heirs of his salvation,
He claimed them for his own. [Refrain]

3 Oh! may I love their Saviour,
So good, so kind, so mild!
And may I find his favor;
A young tho’ sinful child.
And in his blissful heaven,
May I at last appear,
With all my sins forgiven,
To know and praise Him there. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #126

Author: John M. Lowrie

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Text Information

First Line: How precious is the story
Author: John M. Lowrie
Copyright: Public Domain


[How precious is the story] (Kissinger)

[How precious is the story] (Wilson)


George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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The Cyber Hymnal #10454
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The Cyber Hymnal #10454

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