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While I was sinning and straying

While I was sinning and straying

Author: James Bruce Mackay
Tune: [While I was sinning and straying]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 While I was sinning and straying,
While I my steps was delaying,
Christ, my Redeemer, was saying,
I gave my life for thee.

Christ hath redeemed me,
Suffered and died on the cruel tree,
Christ hath redeemed me,
Faltering not the agony;
Christ hath redeemed me,
O what a wonderful story,
Wondrous, amazing,
He gave His life for me.

2 Hearing the voice of my Saviour,
Tenderly whispering ever,
Thou hast a place in my favor,
I gave my life for thee. [Refrain]

3 While at His feet lowly bending,
He gave me pardon transcending,
Now I have life never-ending,
Thro’ Him who died for me. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #314

Author: James Bruce Mackay

Late 19th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While I was sinning and straying
Author: James Bruce Mackay
Refrain First Line: Christ hath redeemed me