He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.@John 6:47

Philip P. Bliss, Gospel Songs (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church & Company, 1874) (🔊 pdf nwc). [This song] was written in March, 1874, about the time Mr. Bliss went to Waukegan [Illinois] for his first Gospel meetings, and was first sung there (Whittle, p. 141).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

Hear ye the glad good news from Heav’n?
Life to a death-doomed race is giv’n!
Christ on the cross for you and me
Purchased a pardon full and free.

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He that believeth, he that believeth,
He that believeth hath everlasting life;
He that believeth, he that believeth,
He that believeth hath everlasting life.

When we were lost, the Son of God
Made an atonement by His blood:
When we the glad good news believe,
Then the atonement we receive.

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Why not believe the glad good news?
Why still the voice of God refuse?
Why not believe, when God hath said,
All, all our guilt on Him was laid.

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