Song: Redemption 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):
Crosby, Fanny J.

Page 12
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 10
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

Redemption, #10

Lyrics

Verse 1
O wonderful words of the gospel!
O wonderful message they bring,
Proclaiming a blessed redemption
Thro’ Jesus our Saviour and King.

Chorus
Believe, oh, believe in His mercy
That flows like a fountain so free;
Believe, and receive the redemption
He offers to you and to me.

Verse 2
He came from the throne of His glory,
And left the bright mansions above,
The world to redeem from its bondage;
So great His compassion and love.

Verse 3
O come to this wonderful Saviour,
Come weary and sorrow oppressed;
Behold on the cross how He suffered,
That you in His kingdom might rest.

Verse 4
There’s no other refuge but Jesus,
No shelter where lost ones may fly;
And now, while He’s tenderly calling:
O “turn ye,” “for why will ye die?”