Turn to Jesus

Sweet and wondrous is the story

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Tune: [Sweet and wondrous is the story]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweet and wondrous is the story
Of our heav’nly Father’s love;
Sinner, can you slight it longer?
Turn your heart to things above.

Sinner, turn, O turn to Jesus,
It is folly to delay!
Heed today the call of mercy,
Seek the blessèd, upward way.

2 Things of time and sense are fleeting,
Earthly pleasures cannot last;
Just beyond lies death’s dark river,
Then eternity so vast! [Refrain]

3 Shun, O shun the sin and madness
That has wrecked so many souls;
Life is but extended sorrow
Unless God the heart controls! [Refrain]

4 Not forever will He linger,
This dear friend, so good, so kind;
Love at last, remembers justice,
If the call you will not mind. [Refrain]

5 There is gladness in His service;
Light and joy and peace He gives;
Come and find the precious comfort
In the life the Christian lives. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9114

Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter

Laura Bell Ogilvie Hunter. Married John Madison Hunter. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet and wondrous is the story
Title: Turn to Jesus
Author: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sinner, turn, O turn to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9114
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The Cyber Hymnal #9114

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