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Jesus Died for Me

I love to sing of that great Power that made the earth and sea

Author: Samuel Alman
Tune: EVAN (Havergal)
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 I love to sing of that great Pow’r
That made the earth and sea,
But better still I love to sing,
That “Jesus died for me.”

He died for you and me,
From sin to set us free;
I love to sing the glorious song,
That “Jesus died for me.”

2 I love to sing of God and heav’n,
And all its purity;
God is my Father, heav’n my home,
For “Jesus died for me.” [Chorus]

3 And when I reach that happy place,
From all temptation free,
I’ll sing the everlasting song,
That “Jesus died for me.” [Chorus]

Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #254

Author: Samuel Alman

Samuel Alman was born February 6, 1844 in Wales. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1854 as an apprentice and served until 1868. He was at the Washington Navy Yard when Lincoln was shot and was one of the few men who knew of the final disposition of J. Wilkes Booth's body, but he was sworn to secrecy. At one time he was commander-in-chief of the National Association of Naval Veterans, holding the title of Admiral. He was also chaplain of the G.A.R. and the Farragut Association of Naval Veterans. After two years of service with the United States Government, he resigned and became an evangelist, taking charge of the mission that later became Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manhattan. He was ordained in the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in 1871… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love to sing of that great Power that made the earth and sea
Title: Jesus Died for Me
Author: Samuel Alman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He died for you and me
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

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[I love to sing of that great Power]



The Cyber Hymnal #2906
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