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Wonderful

When I had weary grown of sin

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [When I had weary grown of sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When I had weary grown of sin,
For rest to Christ I came;
His mercy took the wand’rer in:
All glory to his name!

Refrain:
O, ‘tis wonderful, more than wonderful,
How the Savior on high came to suffer and die;
Yes, ‘tis wonderful, strange and wonderful!
All glory to his name!

2 ‘Mid anxious fears and raging strife,
Tost on time’s surging sea,
For peace I cried: the Lord of life
Gave his own peace to me. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ dead in trespasses and sin,
When I the truth believed,
He spake: and I was clean within,
And endless life received. [Refrain]

4 How precious are the gifts my Lord
In love bestows on me!
Abiding rest, life thro’ his word
Sweet peace and purity. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #195

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I had weary grown of sin
Title: Wonderful
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: O, 'tis wonderful, more than wonderful

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