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He Ransomed Me

There's a sweet and blessed story

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [There's a sweet and blessed story]
Published in 74 hymnals

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1 There’s a sweet and blessed story
Of the Christ who came from glory
Just to rescue me from sin and misery;
He in loving-kindness sought me
And from sin and shame hath brought me -
Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me.

Chorus:
Hallelujah! what a Savior
Who can take a poor, lost sinner,
Lift him from the miry clay and set me free!
I will ever tell the story,
Shouting, "Glory, glory, glory!"
Hallelujah! Jesus lifted me.

2 From the depth of sin and sadness
To the heights of joy and gladness
Jesus lifted me in mercy full and free;
With His precious blood He bought me,
When I knew Him not He sought me,
And in love divine He ransomed me. [Chorus]

3 By and by with joy increasing
And with gratitude unceasing,
Lifted up to be with Christ eternally,
I will join the hosts there singing,
In the anthem ever ringing,
To the King of Love who ransomed me. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #92

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a sweet and blessed story
Title: He Ransomed Me
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Meter: 8.8.11.8.8.9 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, what a Savior
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6497
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Instances

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Small Church Music #2704Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6497TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #183Text
Include 71 pre-1979 instances



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