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How sweet the word of Christ the Lord

Author: Daniel Webster Whittle (1878)
Tune: [How sweet the word of Christ the Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. How sweet the word of Christ the Lord,
While on the cross He dies,
A word to all who on Him call
For life in paradise.

From the cross the Savior cries,
Come with Me to paradise;
Look to Me, believe and live,
Accept the life I freely give.

2. The dying thief, in full belief,
On Jesus fixed his eyes;
His only plea, Remember me,
O Lord, in paradise. [Refrain]

3. By man condemned, without a friend,
Will Jesus heed his cries?
O blessèd Lord, how quick Thy word,
Today in paradise. [Refrain]

4. Tho’ vile as he, O sinner, flee
While Jesus calls, be wise;
His word believe, and now receive
A life in paradise. [Refrain]

Author: Daniel Webster Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the word of Christ the Lord
Title: Paradise
Author: Daniel Webster Whittle (1878)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: From the cross the Savior cries
Copyright: Public Domain


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