Scripture Verse

The love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39

Introduction

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James Rowe
(1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Ed­win Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ed­win O. Ex­cell, 1905), num­ber 80.

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edwin O. Excell
(1851–1921)

Lyrics

I once heard a sweet story of wonderful love,
And it lifted the cross that I bore,
Made me think of the home and the dear ones above,
I am longing to hear it once more.

Refrain

I am longing to hear it once more,
The story repeat o’er and o’er;
It is rapture divine to know He is mine;
I am longing to hear it once more.

Tho’ afar I had wandered in darkness and sin,
And tho’ helpless, and weary, and poor,
This sweet story left light, hope and gladness within;
I am longing to hear it once more.

Refrain

That sweet story of Jesus who died on the tree
Will be told on eternity’s shore;
How He came as a ransom for you and for me,
I am longing to hear it once more.

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