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The man of Galilee

I met a stranger fair to see

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [I met a Stranger fair to see]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I met a Stranger fair to see,
As walked I down life’s rugged way;
He spoke so sweet, so tenderly,
He won me to Himself that day.

It was the Man of Galilee,
Who whispered words of joy to me:
Thy many Sins be all forgiven thee,
Thy sins be all forgiven thee.

2 And when that Stranger spoke to me,
My heart threw off its guilty load;
I felt at once that I was free;
I left my burdens by the road. [Refrain]

3 I love that Stranger since the hour
He talked to me in tender tone;
A joy is mine, I feel its pow’r,
And Him as Lord I’m glad to own. [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #89

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I met a stranger fair to see
Title: The man of Galilee
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It was the man of Galilee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Alexander's New Revival Hymns #3

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Favorite Solos #13


Favorites Number 1 #89

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International Praise #72

Kingdom Songs #d84

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Kingdom Songs #123

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Make His Praise Glorious #5

The Ham-Ramsay Revival Hymns, a Collection of High Class Gospel Music #d104

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