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O Wonderful Story of Love

'Twas not to condemn us the dear Savior came

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Twas not to condemn us the dear Savior came]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas not to condemn us the dear Savior came,
But seeking to save us, all praise to His name;
Enduring the cross and despising the shame,
O wonderful story of love.

O wonderful story of love,
The sweetest that ever was told;
I’ll sing it in glory,
That wonderful story,
The story that never grows old.

2 Rejected, forsaken, betrayed by His own,
The winepress of sorrow He trod all alone
That He with His life-blood for sin might atone,
O wonderful story of love. [Chorus]

3 He died, He arose, and He liveth again,
And now intercedes for the children of men;
A King everlasting, with Him we shall reign,
O wonderful story of love. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 4 #3

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twas not to condemn us the dear Savior came
Title: O Wonderful Story of Love
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: O wonderful story of love
Publication Date: 1922
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #3

The Christian Witness Songs #d135

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