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O what a change from a world of despair

O what a change from a world of despair

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [O what a change from a world of despair]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O what a change from a world of despair,
Glory divine with my Saviour to share;
Where once was gloom now ‘tis light ev’rywhere,
O what a change! O what a change!

Refrain:
O what a change from the burden of sin
O what a change! O what a change!
O what a change in my life there has been,
O what a change!

2 O what a change! yet he’s always the same
Pardon and peace not alone would I claim,
There comes to all who believe on his name
O what a change! O what a change! [Refrain]

3 O what a change! Now his face I can see,
Once hid from view now ‘tis glorious to me;
Once bound with sin, what a joy to be free,
O what a change! O what a change! [Refrain]

4 O what a change when the garments I own
Shall be replaced by a robe and a crown,
When at his feet I my burdens lay down,
O what a change! O what a change! [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #17

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what a change from a world of despair
Author: C. Austin Miles

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d80
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #224Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #17TextAudioPage Scan
Revival Gems No. 1 #d50
The Soul Winner. Rev. #d91
The Voice of Praise No. 2: a complete collection of Scriptural, gospel, Sunday-school and praise service songs #61Page Scan



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