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: Jane E. Hall, in the Go­spel in Song, by Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Spring­field, Mass­a­chu­setts: F. A. Black­mer, 1884), num­ber 1.

Music: Sou­fri­ère Jane E. Hall, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hall (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Do you know the wondrous story?
Have you ever heard it told?
How that Jesus came from Heaven,
Seeking lost ones from the fold?

Refrain

Do you know the wondrous story?
Have you ever heard it told?
Do you know the wondrous story
That with telling ne’er grows old?

Have you heard how much He suffered,
Hanging on the cruel tree?
That we all might have salvation,
And might live eternally?

Refrain

Is it true that you have heard it?
Have the tidings reached your ear?
Then why not just now believe it,
And find comfort, hope and cheer?

Refrain