Let All the World In Wonder Gaze

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1 Let all the world in wonder gaze
At that great sight on Calvary's brow;
There Christ, the ancient of all days,
To monster death consents to bow.

2 'Mid weeping saints and railing thieves,
'Mid bursting graves and crumbling rocks,
While heaven frowns and earth upheaves
Th'incarnate God yields up the ghost.

3 He died to set the guilty free–
Each one of Adam's sinful race–
Who, by Jehovah's stern decree,
Was doomed eternal death to face.

4 Since now the rigid debt is paid,
And peace is free through Jesus' name,
None need despair nor feel dismayed,
Christ's blood removes the deepest stain.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #143

Author: B. F. Wheeler

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First Line: Let all the world in wonder gaze
Title: Let All the World In Wonder Gaze
Author: B. F. Wheeler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



HURSLEY is a Protestant French Huguenot melody by an anonymous composer.

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