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I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

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1 I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
How He left His home in glory
For the cross of Calvary.
I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Threw His loving arms around me,
Drew me back into His way.

2 I was bruised, but Jesus healed me;
Faint was I from many a fall;
Sight was gone, and fears possessed me,
But He freed me from them all.
Days of darkness still come o'er me,
Sorrow's paths I often tread,
But the Savior still is with me;
By His hand I'm safely led.

3 He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet;
Then He'll bear me safely over,
Where the loved ones I shall meet.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Author: Francis H. Rowley

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[I will sing the wondrous story] (Bilhorn)


One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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Ambassador Hymnal #536

Ancient and Modern #671

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #340


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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #633

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #607

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #337

Complete Mission Praise #315

Hymns and Psalms #223

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #212

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Hymns of Faith #234

Hymns Old and New #237

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #546

Rejoice Hymns #461

Sing Glory #43

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Sing Joyfully #328

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Singing the Faith #323a

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Small Church Music #160


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Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #196

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #45

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The Celebration Hymnal #499

The Covenant Hymnal #219


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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #508

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #337

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Timeless Truths #404


Together in Song #233

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #180

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