Scripture Verse

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. 1 John 3:1

Introduction

Words: Em­ma A. Ly­on, in Songs of Vic­to­ry, by Jo­seph C. Fish­er (Grand Junc­tion, Mi­chi­gan: 1885), num­ber 10.

Music: Batavia H. R. Jeff­rey, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

I’m delighted to know
Of this wonderful love
That my Jesus has given to me;
Oh, my heart is so filled
At the thought of His will!
And His love, O His love makes me free.

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Oh, the freedom so sweet,
And the glory so bright,
For the night has all passed from my soul;
And my heart is aglow,
For I’m whiter than snow,
I am saved by the blood and made whole.

Yes, the victory’s complete,
Thro’ our Lord, Jesus Christ
Who hath suffered and died for our sins;
And in Him we have rest,
Who hath loved us the best,
And His life is now felt in our veins.

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O how sweet is the rest
That the Savior doth give
To all those that do come unto Him!
Yes, my joy is complete,
For I’m now at His feet,
And His blood cleanseth me from all sin.

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Oh, what joy to my soul
Is my dear blessèd Lord!
He is reigning within me so sweet,
And His life giving stream
Thro’ my spirit doth gleam,
And it makes all within me complete.

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