Marvel Not

Marvel not when friends forsake you

Author: Mary Florence Elrod-Norris (1913)
Tune: [Marvel not when friends forsake you]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Marvel not when friends forsake you,
For the world is ever vain;
Only seeking sinful pleasures
And the joys of earthly gain.

Marvel not whate’er befall you,
Trust the Savior all the way,
For one day He’ll bear you safely
To the realms of brightest day.

2 Marvel not, oh! unbeliever,
If your way is rough and bare;
Marvel not, for without Jesus,
You no holy joys shall share. [Refrain]

3 Marvel not that Satan’s power
Can allure a soul to strife;
Keep your own heart fixed on Jesus,
And you’ll win eternal life. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11180

Author: Mary Florence Elrod-Norris

[Florence Elrod] Born: July 19, 1893, Boone, North Carolina. Died: April 3, 1973, Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Florence and her husband Jordan Griffith Norris were living in Watauga County, North Carolina, in 1920 & 1930. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Marvel not when friends forsake you
Title: Marvel Not
Author: Mary Florence Elrod-Norris (1913)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Marvel not whate’er befall you
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11180
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