Scripture Verse

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life. John 3:36

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
1840–1901

Words: Ar­ranged from W. L. by Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 21.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

I be­lieved in God’s won­der­ful mer­cy and grace,
Believed in the smile of His re­con­ciled face,
Believed in His mes­sage of par­don and peace,
I be­lieved, and I keep on be­liev­ing.

Refrain

Believe! and the feel­ing may come or may go,
Believe in the Word, that was writ­ten to show
That all who be­lieve, their sal­va­tion may know,
Believe and keep right on be­liev­ing.

I be­lieved in the work of my cru­ci­fied Lord,
Believed in re­demp­tion alone thro’ His blood,
Believed in my Sav­ior by trust­ing His Word;
I be­lieved, and I keep on be­liev­ing.

Refrain

I be­lieved in the heart that was op­ened for me,
Believed in the love flow­ing bless­èd and free,
Believed that my sins were all nailed to the tree;
I be­lieved, and I keep on be­liev­ing.

Refrain

I be­lieved in Him­self, as the true liv­ing One,
Believed in His pre­sence on high on the throne,
Believed in His com­ing in glo­ry full soon;
I be­lieved, and I keep on be­liev­ing.

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