O Believe It

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1 There’s a story ever new,
It is wonderful and true,
And the best thing you can do,
Is believe it;
It will calm your troubled breast,
And will give you peace and rest,
it’s of all the news the best,
Oh, believe it.

Chorus:
Oh, believe it!
Oh, believe it!
Christ has died upon the tree,
That from sin you might be free;
Oh, believe it!
Oh, believe it!
Jesus died for you and me,
Oh, believe it!

2 I was serving Satan well,
And in sin did far excel,
And would soon have been in hell;
I believe it;
But the Savior, He drew near,
And He stopped my mad career,
And He told me never fear,
Just believe it! [Chorus]

3 Then I listened and He said,
It was just for you I bled,
And with me He sweetly pled,
To believe it;
This is now salvation’s day,
Sin has all been put away,
This is what I heard Him say,
Oh, believe it! [Chorus]

4 I could then withstand no more,
For I saw my sins, He bore,
So I entered by the door,
And believed it;
Now I’m happy all the day,
I can sing as well as pray,
For my sins are washed away,
I believe it! [Chorus]


Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #176

Author: John Ferguson

John Ferguson’s name is immediately associated with hymnody and the words “hymn festival.” Every year he is invited to design and lead such events, both in local congregations and at gatherings of organists, choral conductors, and church musicians. In 1995 he designed and led a hymn festival in the Washington National Cathedral for the American Choral Directors Association national convention and in 1998 did the same at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Denver. He has presented such events abroad as well as in Asia (July, 1996 in Seoul, Korea) and Europe (August, 1997) in the National Cathedral of Norway, Nidaros Dom, Trondheim, as a part of the celebration of the millennium of the birth of St. Olaf. Althou… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a story ever new
Title: O Believe It
Author: John Ferguson
Refrain First Line: O believe it

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