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


Words: Old re­viv­al hymn.

Music: Re­deem­er’s Song, ar­ranged by Ro­bert F. Be­ve­ridge (1866–1925) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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


O I have got good news for you!
A story wonderful and true;
’Twill make you happy, that I know,
It made me glad, and now I go—


To sing my great Redeemer’s song,
To sing my great Redeemer’s song,
To sing my great Redeemer’s song,
With the happy saints above.

I once was far away from God,
On ruin’s dark and fatal road,
And little dreamed I’d see the day
That I should tread the narrow way—


O’er this wild waste I loved to roam,
My back to God and Heav’n and home,
When Jesus met me far astray,
And beckoned me to come away—


He said on Calvary’s cross He died,
A sacrifice for sin was made,
And all because He loved me so;
Then how I could do else than go—


Now everyone that’s standing by
O ’twas for you the Christ did die!
This moment, too, He waits for thee,
Then just believe and you’ll be free—


Whene’er the record you believe,
You life eternal shall receive,
And soon from pain and sorrow free
You’ll join that glorious company—