Glory to Jesus

Jesus has loved me, wonderful Savior

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill
Tune: [Jesus has loved me-wonderful Savior]
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 Jesus has loved me—wonderful Savior!
Jesus has loved me, I cannot tell why;
He came to rescue sinners unworthy,
My heart He conquered, for Him I would die.

2 Jesus has saved me—wonderful Savior!
Jesus has saved me, I cannot tell how;
But this I do know, He came, my ransom,
Dying on Calv’ry with thorns on His brow.

3 Jesus will lead me—wonderful Savior!
Jesus will lead me, I cannot tell where;
So I will follow, thro’ joy or sorrow,
Sunshine or tempest, since He leads me there.

4 Jesus will crown me—wonderful Savior!
Jesus will crown me, I cannot tell when;
White throne of splendor hail I with gladness,
Crowned in the presence of angels and men.

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #139

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill

Early Life Jacob Wakefield MacGill was encouraged to begin working in Cowcaddens by Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod at the end of the 1840's. MacGill had served in MacLeod's Barony Church as a Sunday school teacher. He studied Arts at University of Glasgow. The archives from the University show that a Jacob W. MacGill from Glasgow first signed the register aged 14, in 1846-7 to study Arts. He signed the register again in 1847/8, aged 15, and then again, aged 18 in 1850/51 to study his 3rd year of Arts. He studied Latin in 1846/7 and Greek in 1847/8. His age in these documents appears to be wrong as he was born in 1829. He gave his life to Jesus when he was 16 or 17, but experienced a 'second conversion' in 1858 when he was in his late 2… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus has loved me, wonderful Savior
Title: Glory to Jesus
Author: J. Wakefield MacGill
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory to Jesus, wonderful Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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