A wonderful Savior

I am happy in Jesus as homeward I go

Author: Rufus H. McDaniel
Tune: [I am happy in Jesus as homeward I go] (Gabriel)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I am happy in Jesus as homeward I go;
With His love and salvation my heart is aglow,
And I’m telling the world that He saves me, I know;
He’s a wonderful, wonderful Savior to me.

Refrain:
He’s a wonderful Savior, a wonderful Savior,
A wonderful Savior to me!
I’ll sing of His love till I meet Him above;
He’s a wonderful Savior to me.

2 He is near to sustain me, to keep and to guide;
There is never an hour but He’s close to my side,
And to Him all my troubles and cares I confide;
He’s a wonderful, wonderful Savior to me. [Refrain]

3 He’s a fountain of joy to my soul every day,
For He driveth my darkness and sorrows away,
And the joy that He gives me will never decay;
He’s a wonderful, wonderful Savior to me. [Refrain]

4 And when I get home in His presence to dwell,
I will join heaven’s chorus His praises to swell,
And forever and ever this story I’ll tell:
He’s a wonderful, wonderful Savior to me. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #116

Author: Rufus H. McDaniel

Rufus H. McDaniel was ordained in the Christian church in 1873. He found much joy in church music. He began writing hymns in the 1880's. He wrote, "I feel in my soul that God has something for me to do in brightening the experience of struggling souls. My chief desire is to be a blessing, if possible, to my fellow-men through these hymns and thereby glorify God in the name of his dear son 'whose I am and whom I serve.'" Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: I am happy in Jesus as homeward I go
Title: A wonderful Savior
Author: Rufus H. McDaniel
Refrain First Line: He's a wonderful Savior

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