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.

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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