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The Half Has Never Been Told

We've often heard how Jesus came upon this earth to die

Author: R. E. Winsett
Tune: [We’ve often heard how Jesus came upon this earth to die]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ve often heard how Jesus came upon this earth to die,
That we might be redeemed from sin and meet Him in the sky;
His persecutions then were great, by Judas He was sold,
He died for us! O precious love!
Yes the half has never been told.

Yes the half has never been told,
Yes the half has never been told;
The grace of God so full and free,
The Holy Spirit filleth me,
Yet the half has never been told.

2 He healed the sick, the blind, the lame, and fed the multitude,
He preached the gospel to the poor, was ever doing good;
He gave this world the Gospel Truth, more precious far than gold,
He said, “Go tell it to the lost,”
Yes the half has never been told. [Refrain]

3 His pow’r is just the same today to calm the troubled sea,
Or give to us our heart’s desires, whatever they may be;
His Spirit comes into our hearts, Great Shepherd of the fold,
He gives His pow’r unto the saints,
Yes the half has never been told. [Refrain]

4 He soon will come to earth again to catch away His bride,
The marriage supper then we’ll have, and with Him e’er abide;
And reign with Him as kings and priests upon His throne of gold,
Earth’s kingdom then will pass away,
Yes the half has never been told. [Refrain]

5 O Jesus said “go fee my lambs,” who will His voice obey?
And lead them to the pastures green; O heed the call today.
For “Inasmuch,” our Lord will say, then lead them to the fold,
A crown of life at last He’ll give,
Yes the half has never been told. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #164

Author: R. E. Winsett

Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music. Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899. He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory. He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We've often heard how Jesus came upon this earth to die
Title: The Half Has Never Been Told
Author: R. E. Winsett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The half has never been told



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

His Voice in Song #d160

Songs of Old-Time Power #d182

Songs of Spiritual Power; Songs that Win #d180

Songs of the Coming King #d141

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Soul Inspiring Songs #164

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