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


Words: Old re­viv­al hymn.

Music: Re­deem­er’s Song, ar­ranged by Ro­bert F. Be­ve­ridge (1866–1925) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Be­ve­ridge (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O I have got good news for you!
A story won­der­ful and true;
’Twill make you hap­py, that I know,
It made me glad, and now I go—


To sing my great Re­deem­er’s song,
To sing my great Re­deem­er’s song,
To sing my great Re­deem­er’s song,
With the hap­py saints above.

I once was far away from God,
On ruin’s dark and fa­tal road,
And lit­tle dreamed I’d see the day
That I should tread the nar­row way—


O’er this wild waste I loved to roam,
My back to God and Heav’n and home,
When Je­sus met me far as­tray,
And beck­oned me to come away—


He said on Cal­va­ry’s cross He died,
A sac­ri­fice for sin was made,
And all be­cause He loved me so;
Then how I could do else than go—


Now ev­ery­one that’s stand­ing by
O ’twas for you the Christ did die!
This moment, too, He waits for thee,
Then just be­lieve and you’ll be free—


Whene’er the re­cord you be­lieve,
You life eter­nal shall receive,
And soon from pain and sor­row free
You’ll join that glo­ri­ous com­pa­ny—