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1896. God Loved the World

1. God loved the world of sinners lost,
And ruined by the fall;
Salvation full, at highest cost,
He offers free to all.

Refrain
O ’twas love, ’twas wondrous love,
The love of God to me;
It brought my Savior from above,
To die on Calvary!

2. E’en now by faith I claim Him mine,
The risen Son of God;
Redemption by His death I find,
And cleansing through the blood. [Refrain]

3. Love brings the glorious fullness in,
And to His saints makes known
The blessèd rest from inbred sin,
Through faith in Christ alone. [Refrain]

4. Believing souls, rejoicing go;
There shall to you be giv’n
A glorious foretaste, here below,
Of endless life in Heav’n. [Refrain]

5. Of victory now o’er Satan’s power
Let all the ransomed sing,
And triumph in the dying hour
Through Christ, the Lord, our King. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: God loved the world of sinners lost
Title: God Loved the World
Author: Martha Matilda Stockton (ca. 1871)
Refrain First Line: O 'twas love, 'twas wondrous love
Language: English
Source: Voice of Praise, edited by Ebenezer T. Baird and Charles C. Converse (shown by his pseudonym, Karl Redan), 1872
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The words were reportedly inspired by an American Indian woman's story of a Canadian missionary bringing the Gospel to her village.
Tune Information
Name: [God loved the world of sinners lost]
Composer: William Gustavus Fischer
Incipit: 11356 53211 44665
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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