Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
1866–1930

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1920.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

A sto­ry sweet and won­drous,
Like heav’n­ly mu­sic swells;
In chim­ings clear to all who will hear,
Ring out the Gos­pel bells.

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For God so loved the world
That He gave His on­ly be­got­ten Son,
That who­so­ev­er be­liev­eth in Him,
Whosoever be­liev­eth in Him
Should not per­ish,
Should not per­ish,
But have ev­er­last­ing life.

When, griev­ing, brok­en­heart­ed,
Because of sin and shame,
We find a joy earth can­not de­stroy,
Believing on His name.

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This love be­yond all mea­sure
Of earth or sea or sky,
Could on­ly show its full ov­er­flow,
When Je­sus came to die.

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Come, bro­ther, come to Je­sus;
His Word was meant for you;
His grace re­ceive, His pro­mise be­lieve,
And sing His praise anew.

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