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


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).

Alternate Tune:

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


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.


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.


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.


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.