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The Half Has Never Been Told

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1 Man was lost--but wonderful story,
Tho' he'd wandered away from the fold;
There was love from the Father in glory,
But the half has never been told.

But the half has never been told,
The half has never been told;
Till we meet our Savior in glory,
The half can never be told.

2 Jesus came--oh, wonderful Savior,
He suffered that love to un-fold;
We have heard, and we speak of His favor,
But the half has never been told. [Chorus]

3 Jesus died on Calvary's mountain,
His name with transgressors enrolled;
To open for sinners a fountain,
But the half has never been told. [Chorus]

4 He arose--he ascended--blest Savior,
He is coming again, we are told;
We "shall see Him"--"be like Him" forever,
But the half has never been told. [Chorus]

5 O sinner, come trust our Redeemer,
He'll gather you into His fold;
He will pardon you, bless you, and save you,
But the half has never been told. [Chorus]

Source: The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #14

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Man was lost, but wonderful story
Title: The Half Has Never Been Told
Author: Knowles Shaw
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But the half has never been told
Copyright: Public Domain



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