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Over Judah's plain, long years ago

Over Judah's plain, long years ago

Author: Nellie Place Chandler
Tune: [Over Judah's plain, long years ago]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O’er Judah’s plain, long years ago,
The song rang out that all might know,
The Christ was born, the promised One,
The Father’s well-beloved Son.

He loved me so, He loved me so,
He came to save my soul from woe,
It fills my heart with joy, to know,
It was because He loved me so.

2 His life of toil, neglect and pain,
To save my soul, shall it be vain?
Gethsem’ny’s pray’rs before me rise!
For this my Lord left Paradise. [Refrain]

3 Up Calvary His cross He bore,
The crown of thorns for me He wore;
The taunts, the sneers, Oh! can it be,
All this for me, all this for me? [Refrain]

4 His life He gave, and this small thing,
My heart, He asks of me to bring;
Heav’ns gifts to me had not appealed,
But to His love I yield, I yield. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #71

Author: Nellie Place Chandler

Nellie Place Chandler began playing the organ in church and Sunday school when she was twelve, she spent time as chorister, organist and choir director. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over Judah's plain, long years ago
Author: Nellie Place Chandler
Refrain First Line: He loved me so
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
Page Scan

Calvary's Praises #5

Crowns of Rejoicing #d184

Living Praise No. 2 #d144

TextAudioPage Scan

The King of Glory #71

The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d147

Wonder Hymns of Faith #d154

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