So Wonderful

This is so wonderful, Jesus now loves me

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [This is so wonderful, Jesus now loves me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 This is so wonderful, Jesus now loves me,
That he will be to me ever a Friend;
This is so wonderful, from sin he saves me,
And with his presence my steps will attend.

It is so wonderful, strange and so wonderful,
That he his love should bestow upon me;
This is so wonderful, wonderful, wonderful,
That he should die for my soul on the tree.

2 This is so wonderful, Jesus now helps me
All of my journey thro’ as I have need;
This is so wonderful, that he forgives me,
And proves a Savior and Helper indeed. [Refrain]

3 This is so wonderful, he walks beside me,
And with his unerring hand he doth guide;
My soul he satisfies in its deep longings
And daily does for me manna provide. [Refrain]

4 This is so wonderful, he will not leave me,
But to his covenant he will be true;
This is so wonderful, his grace will keep me,
And with new power my soul will endue. [Refrain]

5 This is so wonderful, far up in heaven
He has prepared for his loved ones a place;
This is so wonderful,

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #26

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is so wonderful, Jesus now loves me
Title: So Wonderful
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is so wonderful, strange and so wonderful
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Matchless Love #26

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