Is It Not Wonderful?

Wondrous it seemeth to me

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [Wondrous it seemeth to me]
Published in 46 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Wondrous it seemeth to me,
Jesus so gracious should be,
Mercy revealing, comforting, healing,
Blessing a sinner like me.

Refrain:
Is it not wonderful, is it not wonderful
Jesus so gracious should be?
Yes, it is wonderful, strange and so wonderful,
That He should pardon and save even me!

2 Heart of mine never could know
Jesus such peace could bestow,
Till the dear Saviour show'd me His favor,
Cleansed my heart whiter than snow. [Refrain]

3 Once I was full of all sin,
Now, thro’ the blood, I am clean;
Willing to save me, pardon He gave me,
And I am happy within. [Refrain]

4 Long I resisted His grace,
In my heart gave Him no place,
But Jesus sought me till He had bro't me,
Penitent, seeking His face. [Refrain]

5 He doth my new heart control,
Cleansing and keeping me whole,
Banishing sadness, with joy and gladness
Filling and thrilling my soul. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #192

Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wondrous it seemeth to me
Title: Is It Not Wonderful?
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Is it not wonderful, is it not wonderful
Copyright: Public Domain

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