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I believe that God in mercy

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1 I believe that God in mercy
Has a wondrous work begun,
And that souls from sin's dark bondage
May by sov'reign love be won.
I believe he sent a Savior,
Sent his own beloved Son;
I believe he sent a Savior,
Sent his own beloved Son.

Chorus:
I believe, I believe;
Help my unbelief, O Lord;
I believe, I believe;
Help my unbelief, O Lord.

2 I believe he came, and vanquished
Ev'ry art the tempter knew;
Filled the law to the last letter,
Perfect, holy, pure and true.
I believe the work is finished,
And there's nothing left to do;
I believe the work is finished,
And there's nothing left to do. [Chorus]

3 I believe salvation's offer'd,
Without money, without cost,
To the weary, heavy laden,
Wand'ring, homeless, tempest-tost,
I believe that Jesus only
Came to seek and save the lost;
I believe that Jesus only
Came to seek and save the lost. [Chorus]

4 I believe that all are sinners;
But the promise, is so free
"Whosoever will," ah, surely
Whosoever includes me!
I believe Christ died for sinners,
I believe he died for me;
I believe Christ died for sinners,
I believe he died for me. [Chorus]

5 I believe! O Lord, my Savior,
Help mine unbelief, I pray,
That I now have life eternal,
Not tomorrow, but to-day.
I believe the words of Jesus,
I believe I'm saved to-day!
I believe the words of Jesus,
I believe I'm saved to-day! [Chorus]

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #32

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. 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 believe that God in mercy
Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Copyright: Public Domain

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