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: Ja­net L. Hard­ing, 1901.

Music: Hard­ing Ja­net L. Har­ding, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hard­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O what am I, that I should be
The object of God’s wondrous grace,
That He should send His Son to me,
That I might see Him face to face?


It was for me, it was for me;
For me He left His throne above;
His grace, His goodness all for me,
For me, the ocean of His love.

That He should give His Son for me,
A sacrifice of love divine;
Of love as boundless as the sea,
That I might call the Sav­ior mine.


O wondrous love, that He should leave
His throne and come to earth for me;
Should give His life my soul to save,
The ransom pay, that sets me free.


A life of service, death of shame,
Ensample true for all—for me—
O shall I not adore His name,
Through time and through eternity!