I've Wondered Oft

I've wondered oft when I've been told

Author: D. R. Lucas
Tune: [I've wondered oft when I've been told]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ve wonder’d oft when I’ve been told
How Jesus came to die for me;
What made Him leave the heav’nly fold,
To suffer on the cruel tree?

Chorus:
But now I know it was His love,
‘Twas love for man so freely giv’n,
That brought Him from His home above,
He came to show the way to heav’n.

2 I’ve wonder’d why He stoop’d so low,
The shameful cross to silent bear,
To live obscure, to suffer woe,
The odious crown of thorns to wear? [Chorus]

3 I’ve wonder’d why, with all His pow’r,
He spake no word of bitterness,
But met the sad derisive hour
With pray’r to God His foes to bless? [Chorus]


Source: Gems and Jewels #130

Author: D. R. Lucas

Daniel Robertson Lucas, b. Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., January 14, 1840; m. Mary Longley in 1862; joined 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and appointed chaplain of the regiment; later studied for the ministry; in 1876, settled in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastored the Central Christian Church and helped found Drake University; Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and secretary of the Morton Monument Commission; d. March 11, 1907 From Daniel R. Lucas papers, WWW site, Mar. 18, 2004… Go to person page >

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First Line: I've wondered oft when I've been told
Title: I've Wondered Oft
Author: D. R. Lucas

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