Wonderful Story of Love

Wonderful story of love, Tell it to me again

Author: J. M. Driver (1885)
Published in 167 hymnals

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1 WONDERFUL story of love; tell it to me again;
Wonderful story of love; wake the immortal strain!
Angels with rapture announce it,
shepherds with wonder receive it;
Sinner, O won’t you believe it?
wonderful story of love.

Won … der … ful! Won … der … ful! Won … der … ful!
Wonderful story of love!

2 Wonderful story of love; though you are far away;
Wonderful story of love; still He doth call to-day;
Calling from Calvary’s mountain,
down from the crystal bright fountain,
E’en from the dawn of creation,
wonderful story of love.

3 Wonderful story of love; Jesus provides a rest;
Wonderful story of love; for all the pure and blest;
Rest in those mansions above us,
with those who’ve gone on before us,
Singing the rapturous chorus,
wonderful story of love.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #276

Author: J. M. Driver

Rv John Merritte Driver DD PhD DL USA 1857-1918. Born in Jefferson County,IL, he attended Illinois Agricultural College and Boston University. He married Elzire (Elsie) Louise Wiley in 1880, and they had an adopted son, Merritte. He was ordained a Methodist Episcopal minister and served, beginning in Prairie, IL in 1880, and at a number of churches in Chicago and other cities. He pastored the People's Church, Chicago, IL, 1902-07. He was a member of the American & Asiatic Archaelogical Society. He traveled extensively in Europe. He was a lecturer, orator, and writer. He wrote several books, including fiction, history, travel, and a number of hymn lyrics and a few tunes. He co-edited “Songs of the soul” (1885). John Perry Go to person page >

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First Line: Wonderful story of love, Tell it to me again
Title: Wonderful Story of Love
Author: J. M. Driver (1885)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Notes: Norwegian translation: See "Å, for ein kjærleik så stor" adapted by Vilhelm Gravdal from the Swedish translation by O. Frank; Swedish translation: see Underbar kärlek så stor
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Selections for the Church #276

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