Scripture Verse

all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 28:2

Introduction

Words: E. D. El­li­ott, in Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, ed­it­ed by John P. Hill­is (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Wi­no­na Pub­lish­ing, 1904), page 23.

Music: Will­iam E. Marks (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know El­li­ott’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Marks, would you ?

portrait
William E. Marks
(1872–1954)

Lyrics

It truly is marvelous what the Lord doeth for
Me each day!
Surprisingly wonderful how He is blessing me
All the way!

Refrain

O blessèd Redeemer, O merciful Savior,
Thee I adore;
I’ll serve Thee till death,
And in Heaven will praise Thee
Forevermore.

My soul is astonished that He is so graciously
Kind to me,
That one so unworthy of infinite notice should
Favored be.

Refrain

I cannot tell why He should send to me daily such
Showers of grace,
O why so unworthy a sinner may shelter in
His embrace.

Refrain

Beyond all description, beyond all compare, is this
Joy of mine;
I sing in my rapture, All glory to God for such
Peace divine.

Refrain