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
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William G. Fischer (1835–1912)

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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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