I sing of the love of my Father

I sing of the love of my Father

Author: William R. Newell
Tune: [I sing of the love of my Father]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I sing of the love of my Father,
Who chose me,—I cannot tell why;
He might have condemned me, but rather
He sent His Beloved to die.

Refrain:
O wonderful, wonderful love of my God,
Redeeming my soul at the cost of the blood!
I cannot conceive it, but O I believe it—
This wonderful love of my God!

2 I sing of the love of my Saviour,
Who left heaven’s glory to be
A ransom of sin, that God’s favor
Might justly be given to me. [Refrain]

3 I sing of the love of the Spirit,
My Comforter, Teacher and Guide,
By whose gracious pow’r I inherit
The blessings Christ bought when he died. [Refrain]

4 I sing of God’s love—O receive it!
God loves the whole world, He loves you!
For you Jesus died,—O believe it!
This wonderful love is for you. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #91

Author: William R. Newell

William Newell (1868-1956) was born in Savannah, OH. He earned degrees from Wooster College, Princeton and Oberlin Theological Seminary. He served as Assistant Superintendent of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. The words for his hymn "At Calvary" came to him on his way to teach a class at the Bible Institute. He slipped into an empty classroom and wrote them quickly on the back of an envelope. (see bio in 101 More Hymn Stories, Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1985.) Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: I sing of the love of my Father
Author: William R. Newell
Refrain First Line: O wonderful, wonderful love of my God

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