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
Words: W. J. Kenna, 1896. Appeared in Voices of Victory (Chicago, Illinois: Bilhorn Brothers, 1913), number 15.
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 ?
God so loved the world of sinners,
That His only Son He gave;
Whosoe’er in Him believeth,
Everlasting life shall have.
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.
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.
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.