Wonderful story

I came to the Savior, sad and alone

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [I came to the Savior, sad and undone]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I came to the Saviour, sad and undone,
Still naught that I offered for sins could atone;’
His blood can redeem me, shed once on the tree,
So fully and freely, availeth for me.

O wonderful story, of Jesus, the King,
Who left heaven’s glory, salvation to bring;
He purchas’d my pardon on Calvary’s tree,
Now thro’ the atonement, I’m happy and free.

2 Thro’ faith in the blood, I’m cleans’d from all sin,
My Lord, in His fullness, abideth within,
O wonderful Saviour, such peace to bestow,
Now finding my journey, a heaven below. [Refrain]

3 O blessed Redeemer, be e’er my guide,
Thro’ shadow and sunshine, walk close by my side;
I’ll cling to Thee ever, whatever befall,
I’ll trust in Thee, alway, my all and in all. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #318

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

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First Line: I came to the Savior, sad and alone
Title: Wonderful story
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: O wonderful story of Jesus, the King



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