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Is it True?

So strange it seemed and wondrous

Author: S. C. Kirk
Tune: [So strange it seemed and wondrous]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 So strange it seemed and wondrous,
When first it came to me,
The story of King Jesus,
I asked "Can such things be?"
I felt my heart replying,
"O if I only knew!
The cross, the thorns, the dying!
Oh is it, is it true?"

I love to hear it spoken,
I love to read it through;
But O for word or token
To tell me it is true!

2 And when I heard the story
Told o’er and o’er again,
How Jesus, now in glory,
Was walking still with men,
Was filling hearts with gladness,
And scattering sunshine through;
My own heart longed in sadness
To know if it were true. [Refrain]

3 Then softly was it spoken,
"Come, lean upon My breast,
Ye weary ones, heartbroken,
And I will give you rest."
My heart, so sad and lonely,
A little closer drew;
I cried, "O Lord, if only
I felt and knew it true!"

Last Refrain:
My Savior, O my Savior!
The old, old story’s new!
My strength, my joy forever,
I know, I know it’s true.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11575

Author: S. C. Kirk

Born: Circa 1847, Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: Circa 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kirk’s works include: Musings Along the Way  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: So strange it seemed and wondrous
Title: Is it True?
Author: S. C. Kirk
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I love to hear it spoken
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11575
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The Cyber Hymnal #11575

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