O Tis Wonderful

Representative Text

1 In the Gospel's sweet old story,
Lo! I read its golden theme,
How the Prince of life and glory,
Came to suffer and redeem.

Refrain:
Oh, 'tis wonderful, wonderful,
Yes, 'tis wonderful wonderful!
Oh, 'tis wonderful, wonderful,
The story of his love.

2 Sin its secret work was plying,
Adding guilt with ev'ry day,
Till I read that Christ in dying,
Died to take my guilt away. [Refrain]

3 To his love I was a stranger,
To his call I gave no heed,
Till at last I saw my danger,
Found the friend I stood in need. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #17

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the gospel's sweet old story
Title: O Tis Wonderful
Author: E. A. Barnes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O! 'tis wonderful, wonderful
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light and Life #17

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Songs of Perfect Love #67

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The Banner of Victory #121

The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d239

The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d80

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