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Wonderful Jesus

Wonderful Jesus, glorious friend

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Wonderful Jesus! glorious friend]
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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.

Refrain:
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
Refrain First Line: Wonderful Jesus, marvelous King
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4482
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #4482

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