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


William G. Fischer

Words: Mar­tha M. Stock­ton, cir­ca 1871. Pub­lished in the Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by Eb­en­e­zer T. Baird and Charles C. Con­verse (shown by his pseu­do­nym, Karl Re­dan), 1872. The words were re­port­ed­ly in­spired by an Am­er­i­can In­di­an wo­man’s sto­ry of a Ca­na­di­an mis­sion­a­ry bring­ing the Gos­pel to her vil­lage.

Music: God Loved the World Will­iam G. Fisch­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


God loved the world of sinners lost,
And ruined by the fall;
Salvation full, at highest cost,
He offers free to all.


O ’twas love, ’twas wondrous love,
The love of God to me;
It brought my Savior from above,
To die on Calvary!

E’en now by faith I claim Him mine,
The risen Son of God;
Redemption by His death I find,
And cleansing through the blood.


Love brings the glorious fullness in,
And to His saints makes known
The blessèd rest from inbred sin,
Through faith in Christ alone.


Believing souls, rejoicing go;
There shall to you be giv’n
A glorious foretaste, here below,
Of endless life in Heav’n.


Of victory now o’er Satan’s power
Let all the ransomed sing,
And triumph in the dying hour
Through Christ, the Lord, our king.