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


Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Words: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, 1913.

Music: Hoffman, Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


It was His love that reached my soul,
It was His grace that made me whole,
And now He keeps me day by day,
And safe­ly leads me all the way.


O won­drous and amaz­ing love!
O grace that saved and ran­somed me!
My heart and life shall sing of Thee
In time and in eter­ni­ty.

It was His love, so bound­less, free,
That moved the Lord to par­don me
And own me for His ran­somed child,
Redeemed, re­newed, and re­con­ciled.


It was His love im­pelled my heart
To turn from self and sin apart,
And find in Him the won­drous pow­er
A Chris­tian life to live each hour.


It was His great amaz­ing love
So well dis­played from Heav’n above,
That brought to me such peace and rest,
And made me so su­preme­ly blest.