Scripture Verse

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Les­lie, in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3, ed­it­ed by Al­bert B. Simp­son et al. (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904).

Music: Var­i­ous sourc­es give the har­mo­niz­er as Charles or James McW. Bon­nar (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Under the burdens of guilt and care,
Many a spirit is grieving,
Who in the joy of the Lord might share,
Life everlasting receiving.

Refrain

Life! life! eternal life!
Jesus alone is the giver!
Life! life! abundant life!
Glory to Jesus for ever!

Burdened one, why will you longer bear
Sorrows from which He releases?
Open your heart, and rejoicing share,
Life more abundant in Jesus.

Refrain

Leaving the mountain, the streamlet grows,
Flooding the vale with a river;
So, from the hill of the Cross, there flows
Life more abundant for ever.

Refrain

Oh for the floods on the thirsty land!
Oh for a mighty revival!
Oh for a sanctified, fearless band,
Ready to hail its arrival.

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