Christ Jesus died for sinners

There's a wonderful theme in the gospel tongue

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [There's a wonderful theme in the gospel tongue]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a wonderful theme in the gospel tongue,
As e’er was heard, as e’er was sung,
And thro’ the world the message rung,
“Christ Jesus died for sinners.”

Tell the message o’er again,
Jesus died for sinful men;
Sound the word, and make it plain;
“Christ Jesus died for sinners.”

2 ‘Tis a wonderful theme, and I oft have read
How Jesus bowed his weary heard;
“’Tis finished,” to the world he said:
“Christ Jesus died for sinners.” [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis a wonderful theme, that the Lord should give
His life, that I might life receive;
And now he bids me look and live:
“Christ Jesus died for sinners.” [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #74

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a wonderful theme in the gospel tongue
Title: Christ Jesus died for sinners
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Tell me the message o'er again
Copyright: Public Domain



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