O What a Wonderful Story

O, what a wonderful story

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [O what a wonderful story]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O what a wonderful story,
Eastertide brings each year,
Tell of a Savior victorious,
Scattering doubt and fear.

Up from the darkness Jesus is risen;
Breaking the fetters that bound Him, He lives to save.

2 O what a wonderful story,
Hark, what the angels say,
“He is not here but is risen,”
See where His body lay. [Refrain]

3 O what a wonderful story!
Death and the grave are vain;
Jesus who died as a ransom,
Liveth again to reign. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #190

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: O, what a wonderful story
Title: O What a Wonderful Story
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Up from the darkness Jesus is risen
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Herald in Song #190

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