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Because he loves me so

I see the nail pierced hands of Christ

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I see the nail-pierced hands of Christ]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I see the nail-pierced hands of Christ,
I hear his cry of woe,
And know he bears this bitter pain,
Because he loves me so.

‘Tis wonderful, ‘tis wonderful,
The debt of love I owe
To Christ the precious Son of God,
Because he loves me so,
Because he loves me so.

2 I see him in Gethsemane,
In sorrow bending low,
The blood upon his holy brow,
Because he loves me so. [Refrain]

3 He wears the cruel crown of thorns,
To death my Lord doth go,
To sacrifice himself for me,
Because he loves me so. [Refrain]

4 O wonderful the debt of love
To my dear Lord I owe,
Who gives his life to ransom me,
Because he loves me so. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #10

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I see the nail pierced hands of Christ
Title: Because he loves me so
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: 'Tis wonderful, 'tis wonderful
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Devotional Songs #66

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #5

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 4 #15

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #358

Songs of Praise and Power #d122

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #10

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #27

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