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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 Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… 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



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

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Messenger of Song #d203

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The New Evangel #28

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The New Make Christ King #61

Triumphant Joy #d242

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #74

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Winona Hymns #17

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