I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

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1 I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
How He left His home in glory
For the cross of Calvary.
I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Threw His loving arms around me,
Drew me back into His way.

2 I was bruised, but Jesus healed me;
Faint was I from many a fall;
Sight was gone, and fears possessed me,
But He freed me from them all.
Days of darkness still come o'er me,
Sorrow's paths I often tread,
But the Savior still is with me;
By His hand I'm safely led.

3 He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet;
Then He'll bear me safely over,
Where the loved ones I shall meet.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Author: Francis H. Rowley

Rv Francis Harold Rowley DD USA 1854-1952. Born at Hilton, NH, the son of a doctor, he graduated from Rochester University in 1875 and Rochester Theological Seminary of NY in 1878. He married Ida Amelia Babcock in 1878, and they had four children: John, Alice, Charles, and Esmond. He became a Baptist minister, animal welfare campaigner, and hymn writer. He pastored for over 30 years at Titusville, PA, North Adams, MA (1884-1892), Oak Park, IL, Fall River, MA, and the First Baptist Church at Boston, MA, until 1910. He preached at Appleton Chapel, Harvard University. He was also a trustee of the University of Chicago Divinity School (1894-1896). While at North Adams, MA, Peter Bilhorn, a fine musician and his assistant minister, asked… Go to person page >

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[I will sing the wondrous story] (Bilhorn)


HYFRYDOL

One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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