We love Him, because He first loved us.@1 John 4:19
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Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864)

From the London Hymn Book.

Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864), arranged by Daniel B. Towner, 1909 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

Gone from my heart the world and all its charms;
Now through the blood I’m saved from all alarms;
Down at the cross my heart is bending low;
The precious blood of Jesus cleanses white as snow.

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I love Him, I love him,
Because He first loved me,
And purchased my salvation
On Calv’ry’s tree.

Once I was lost, and way down deep in sin;
Once was a slave to passions fierce within;
Once was afraid to meet an angry God
But now I’m cleansed from ev’ry stain through Jesus’ blood.

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Once I was bound, but now I am set free;
Once I was blind, but now the light I see;
Once I was dead, but now in Christ I live,
To tell the world around the peace that He doth give.

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