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The beautiful message

When the world was lost in sin and sorrow

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [When the world was lost in sin and sorrow]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the world was lost in sin and in sorrow,
God, in mercy sent His Son from heav’n above,
To redeem it by His blood shed on Calv’ry,
So that all the world might know His love.

“Love, love,” Beautiful, beautiful message,
“Love, love,” Sent form the Father above,
“God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,”
Beautiful, beautiful message,
“Love, love, love.”

2 From His Father’s house He came once a stranger,
And by cruel hands was scourged and crucified,
With a love surpassing all understanding,
For the sins of earth He gladly died. [Refrain]

3 Such a love as this, Oh, who can reject it,
Swing the heart’s door wide and bid Him enter in,
He will fill each heart with love, joy and gladness,
And will take away the stain of sin. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #11

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the world was lost in sin and sorrow
Title: The beautiful message
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Love, love, beautiful, beautiful message
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Convention Hymns selected from Sunday School Melodies #d69

Convention Hymns Selected from Sunday School Melodies #d41

Favorite Gospel Hymns #d38

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Sunday School Melodies #60

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The Excelsior Hymnal #101

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The Kingdom of Praise #11

The Young People's Chorus No.2 #d30

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