Wonderful Jesus

Wonderful Jesus, glorious friend

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Wonderful Jesus! glorious friend]
Published in 17 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Wonderful Jesus! glorious friend!
He will be with me unto the end,
Cheering, upholding, keeping me strong,
Fearless and loyal, shielding from wrong.

Wonderful Jesus! marvelous King!
Ever His praise my spirit shall sing;
When I behold His glorified face,
How I shall praise His wonderful grace!

2 Wonderful Jesus! showing the way
Into the blessèd kingdom of day;
Guiding my footsteps, holding control,
Making me happy, keeping me whole. [Refrain]

3 Wonderful Jesus! all thro’ the night
He will enfold me, giving me light;
Then when the morning breaks on the shore,
This He will whisper, "Mine evermore." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4482

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wonderful Jesus, glorious friend
Title: Wonderful Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wonderful Jesus, marvelous King
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4482
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