Scripture Verse

Then Jesus…came to Bethany. John 12:1

Introduction

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Philip P. Bliss
1838–1876

Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss, in The Gold­en Rule, by So­lo­mon W. Straub (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1872), num­ber 48.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

There is love, true love,
And the heart grows warm,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes,
And the word of life
Has a won­drous charm,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes.

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’Twas a hap­py, hap­py day
In the old­en time,
When the Lord to Beth­any came.
Open wide the door, let Him enter now,
For His love is ev­er the same;
His love is ev­er the same,
His love is ev­er the same.
Open wide the door, let Him en­ter now,
For His love is ev­er the same.

There is joy, glad joy,
And a feast is spread,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes,
For His heav­en­ly voice
Brings to life the dead,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes.

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There is peace, sweet peace,
And the life grows calm,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes,
And the trust­ing soul sings
A sweet, soft psalm,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes.

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There is faith, strong faith,
And our home seems near,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes,
And the crown more bright,
And the cross more dear,
When the Lord to Beth­any comes.

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