1 Led by God’s almighty hand
We are marching to a land
Deck’d with glories mortal eyes did ne’er behold;
And we’ve said, “One day will pay
Me to climb the rugged way,”
But the half was never told.
O the half was never gold,
God has wonders to unfold,
Till we meet at His right hand,
We can never understand
For the half was never told.
2 WE can never comprehend
All the good our Lord hath plann’d,
But their value cannot be compar’d with gold;
God’s free bounty we shall share,
Treasures rich and treasures rare,
But the half was never told. [Chorus]
3 We have heard sweet voices sing,
Till the domes of heaven ring,
And fair nature did her harmonies unfold;
But the songs of angel choir
Strike a chord divinely high’r,
For the half was never told. [Chorus]
4 Soon we leave the shores of time,
Mount to God’s bright sunny clime,
And possess the land by prophets long foretold;
There will dawn one nightless day,
And forever we shall stay,
Yet the half was never told. [Chorus]
Widmeyer, Charles B. (Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, 1884--California, December 14, 1974). Studied vocal music from age 12 under J.M. Cowgill; at age 15 began teaching classes of his own. First song was written at age 15. The first one published, "Upon the Cross," was written at age 20.
Bachelor of Music degree from Bethany-Peniel, Bethany, Oklahoma. Wrote more than 350 songs; edited or contributed to many songbooks. "Come and Dine" was written following the reading of John 21:12 and his meditation on the similarity between the tired, hungry disciples and people of his day both spiritually and physically hungry; translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Serbian.
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