Wonderful Story

There's a beautiful, wonderful story

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [There's a beautiful, wonderful story]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a beautiful, wonderful story,
So gracious and tenderly true;
My soul overfloweth with glory,
While telling the story to you.

O beautiful, wonderful story,
Our Savior on Calv’ry was slain;
O beautiful, wonderful story,
Our Savior is coming again.

2 Our dear Savior, his glory forsaking
To suffer for you and for me,
Our sins in his own body taking,
Redeemed us, and now we are free. [Refrain]

3 All his chosen disciples denied him;
For fear, they forsook him and fled;
His enemies then crucified him,
They buried our Lord with the dead. [Refrain]

4 But death and its gloom he hath banished,
Before his great love they have fled;
Our fears in his light have all vanished,
For Jesus arose from the dead. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #99

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful, wonderful story
Title: Wonderful Story
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: O beautiful, wonderful story
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sunday School Voices #99

Treasured Hymns #d182

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