Scripture Verse

A precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed. Isaiah 28:16

Introduction

Words: J. Wake­field Mac­Gill (1829–1902).

Music: Har­mo­nized by E. W. M. (El­la Mac­Gill?) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, E. W. M.’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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J. Wakefield MacGill
(1829–1902)

Lyrics

My heart was oppressed
With the load of my sin,
And it bent with the weight of its woe;
At a touch of His hand all the burden fell off,
Do you wonder my loving Him so?

Refrain

My Savior is precious to me,
My Savior is precious to me,
And the more He is known
By His loved and His own,
More precious He’s certain to be.

Then He filled me with peace
That the world knoweth not,
That is with me wherever I go;
’Tis the very same calm that is filling His heart,
Do you wonder my loving Him so?

Refrain

Then He shelters, and blesses,
And watches o’er me,
Be my pathway the high or the low;
I am safe, for His arm is protecting His child,
Do you wonder my loving Him so?

Refrain

Oh, will you not love Him
Who first lovèd you?
Just respond, and His sweetness you’ll know;
And never again will you want other love,
Nor will wonder my loving Him so.

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