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What a wonderful, wonderful Savior

What a wonderful, wonderful Savior

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [What a wonderful, wonderful Savior]
Published in 31 hymnals

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Full Text

1 What a wonderful, wonderful Saviour,
Who would die on the cross for me!
Freely shedding His precious lifeblood,
That the sinner might be made free.

Refrain:
He was nailed to the cross for me,
He was nailed to the cross for me;
On the cross crucified, for me He died;
He was nailed to the cross for me.

2 Thus He left His heavenly glory,
To accomplish His Father’s plan;
He was born of the virgin Mary,
Took upon Him the form of man. [Refrain]

3 He was wounded for our transgressions,
And He carried our sorrows, too;
He’s the Healer of ev’ry sickness,
This He came to the world to do. [Refrain]

4 So He gave His life for others
In redeeming this world from sin,
And He’s gone to prepare a mansion,
That at last we may enter in. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #13

Author: F. A. Graves

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his children attended the Centr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a wonderful, wonderful Savior
Author: F. A. Graves
Refrain First Line: He was nailed to the cross for me

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2686
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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Small Church Music #3266Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2686TextScoreAudio
Include 29 pre-1979 instances



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