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On the earth, long ago dwelt the Savior of men

On the earth, long ago dwelt the Savior of men

Author: Etta Swihart Cripe
Tune: [On the earth, long ago, dwelt the Savior of men]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. On the earth, long ago, dwelt the Savior of men
As a lowly and meek Nazarene;
And His wonderful pow’r is the same now as then—
For He washed me and made me clean.

Oh, the wondrous saving power,
Oh, the marvelous saving power,
Of the everlasting Prince, Savior, King;
For He washed me in the flood
Of his precious, saving blood,
And forever His praise I’ll sing.

2. He invited the poor and the halt and the blind;
Whosoever might call on His name!
He was able to save, He was wondrously kind,
And today He is just the same. [Refrain]

3. Some glad day we shall dwell with the meek Nazarene,
When this life and its trials are o’er;
When we’re washed and redeemed and made free from our sin,
We shall rest on that heav’nly shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5916

Author: Etta Swihart Cripe

Early 20th Century Currently, our only data on this author is that Cripe was her married name. Go to person page >

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First Line: On the earth, long ago dwelt the Savior of men
Author: Etta Swihart Cripe


The Cyber Hymnal #5916
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