Song: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1887, by Ira D. Sankey

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Rawley, F. H.

Page 148
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 141
Verses: 5 verses

Associated Tunes

I Will Sing the Wondrous Story, #141

Lyrics

Verse 1
I will sing the wond’rous story,
Of the Christ who died for me,
How He left His home in glory,
For the cross on Calvary.

Chorus
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.

Verse 2
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.

Verse 3
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.

Verse 4
Days of darkness still come o’er me,
Sorrow’s paths I often tread,
But the Saviour still is with me,
By His hand I’m safely led.

Verse 5
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.