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1 The world knew not Jesus when down to earth He came
To purchase redemption, to bear our sin and shame;
They scorned and reviled Him, their Lord an King denied;
The world knew not Jesus, and Him they crucified.
To know Him is to love Him, then why will you not believe?
To know Him is to love Him, salvation will you receive?
He's won my heart forever,His praises I'll gladly sing; (I will sing;)
'Tis Heaven below, this Jesus to know, Redeemer and Lord and King.
2 The world knew not Jesus and knows Him not today,
For still men are crying, "Away with Him, away!"
Rejecting the pardon He purchased with His blood,
Afresh crucifying the blessed Son of God. [Chorus]
3 The world will know Jesus, and ev'ry knee shall bow,
And all men confess Him, the Christ thy know not now.
the day of His triumph is swiftly drawing near,
In pow'r and great glory He shall in clouds appear. [Chorus]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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