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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Gift So Great

Jesus died on a cross--oh, what awful cost!

Author: Joel A. Erickson (2004)
Tune: NEW WORLD
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus died on a cross—oh, what awful cost!—
That He might from sin’s blight save us, sinners lost;
Harken, soul, hear Him call, open wide the door,
Taste and see love so free, yours forevermore;
Still He waits patiently, pleading one more time:
Now believe, now receive saving grace sublime.

2 In this world we will have burdens hard to bear:
Jesus came cares to claim, and our sorrows share;
Weary soul, come to Christ, give Him all your woes—
In Him find peace of mind, rest, relief, repose;
When the waves, tossing wild, seem to speak an end,
There, until “Peace, be still,” faithful stands a Friend.

3 Sinful soul, idle not, time is passing by,
Be not blind, sin will bind tighter and for aye;
Ere thy heart harder grows, won’t you heed the call?
Won’t you choose? Don’t refuse mercy free for all;
Savior sent, still He stands, sacrifice from Heav’n,
Gift so great—do not wait, come and be forgiv’n.

4 Lord, I come, come to Thee, bringing all my sin,
Thou alone can atone, wash me white within;
Sin’s desires I have fed I do now forsake,
Satan’s hold, though of old, I would ever break;
This I cry, hopeful, and, as I cross the line,
Set my will; Thou fulfill, save and make me Thine.

Timeless Truths

Author: Joel A. Erickson

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First Line: Jesus died on a cross--oh, what awful cost!
Title: Gift So Great
Author: Joel A. Erickson (2004)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11.11
Language: English

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Timeless Truths #661
  • Gift_So_Great.pdf (PDF)

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Timeless Truths #661

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