O What a Wonderful Story

O, what a wonderful story

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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Refrain:
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, 1865-1936 Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 8, 1865, Yates City, Il­li­nois. Died: Sep­tem­ber 1, 1936, San­ta Bar­ba­ra, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: Al­too­na Wal­nut Grove Cem­e­te­ry, Etowah Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. Pseudonyms: Lewis Edgar Edgar Lewis Mary Slater A class­mate of evan­gel­ist Bil­ly Sun­day, Jones at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he worked for the Young Men’s Christ­ian As­so­ci­a­tion in Da­ven­port, Io­wa; Fort Worth, Tex­as (1915); and San­ta Bar­ba­ra, Cal­i­forn­ia (1925). Hymn writ­ing was his avo­ca­tion. Sources: Hustad, P. 266 Reynolds, P. 327 Reynolds, P. 347 Taylor, P. 340 http:… Go to person page >

Text Information

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