No hope had I, no light within

No hope had I, no light within

Author: W. Stillman Martin
Tune: [No hope had I, no light within]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 No hope had I, no light within
Till Jesus saved me from my sin;
I wandered on from day to day,
To bring me back love found a way.

Refrain:
Love found a way my life to save,
His precious blood Christ freely gave;
For years I prayed and hoped and tried,
But now I trust the Crucified.

2 My burdened heart found no relief,
And deeper grew my pain and grief;
My heave debt I could not pay,
But, praise the Lord! Love found a way. [Refrain]

3 I look to Christ as on the tree
He bore my sins and guilt for me;
In tender tones I heard Him say:
“My child, to save, love found a way.” [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #125

Author: W. Stillman Martin

Born: March 8, 1862, Rowley, Massachusetts. Died: December 16, 1935, Atlanta, Georgia. Buried: Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. Husband of hymnist Civilla Martin, Stillman attended Harvard University and was ordained a Baptist minister, though he later switched to the Disciples of Christ denomination. In 1916, he became a professor of Bible studies at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina. Three years later, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. It was from there he went all over America to run Bible conferences and evangelistic meetings. Sources: Hustad, p. 282 http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_ws.htm Go to person page >

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First Line: No hope had I, no light within
Author: W. Stillman Martin
Refrain First Line: Love found a way my life to save

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