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

Introduction

Words: W. J. Kenna, 1896. Ap­peared in Voic­es of Vic­to­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1913), num­ber 15.

Music: Ma­riu­pol Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ken­na’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

God so loved the world of sinners,
That His only Son He gave;
Whosoe’er in Him believeth,
Everlasting life shall have.

Refrain

Bright and glorious was the dawning
Of His love within my heart,
When I joined the ransomed army
And of Christ became a part;
When I joined the ransomed army,
And of Christ became a part.

He was bruised for my transgressions,
By His stripes my soul is healed;
And the gentle, loving Shepherd
In His blood my pardon sealed.

Refrain

All my guilty past lies buried
In the deepest depths of sea;
God my sins no more remembers;
Christ, my king, hath made me free.

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Fled our sighing, night and sorrow;
Joy and gladness now I know;
In my master’s name I triumph
O’er my soul’s most bitter foe.

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