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If I could only tell him as I know him

If I could only tell him as I know him

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [If I could only tell him as I know him]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If I could only tell him as I know him,
My Redeemer who has brightened all my way;
If I could tell how precious is his presence,
I am sure that you would make him yours today.

Could I tell it, could I tell it,
How the sunshine of his presence lights my way,
I would tell it, I would tell it,
And I’m sure that you would make him yours today.

2 If I could only tell you how he loves you,
And if we could thro’ the lonely garden go;
If I could tell his dying pain and pardon,
You would worship at his wounded feet I know. [Refrain]

3 If I could tell how sweet will be his welcome,
In that home whose wondrous beauty ne’er was told;
And tell you how he waits and longs to save you,
You would seek him, and abide within his fold. [Refrain]

4 But I can never tell him as I know him;
Human tongue can never tell of love divine;
I only can entreat you to accept him;
Come and know the joy and peace forever mine. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #70

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I could only tell him as I know him
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Choice Hymns No. 1 #13

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Glorious Praise #70

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Redemption Songs #809

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The Best of All #235

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The Endeavor Hymnal #275

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