Scripture Verse

I will praise Thy name, for Thou hast done wonderful things. Isaiah 25:1

Introduction

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Elisha A. Hoffman
(1839–1929)

Words: Eliz­a­beth C. Green, in Songs of the Sav­ior’s Love, ed­it­ed by John H. Al­le­man (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: North­west­ern Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, 1892), alt.

Music: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Green (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Can it be that Jesus bought me,
And on the hallowed cross atoned for me?
Loved me, chose me ere I knew Him?
Oh, what a precious, precious friend is He!

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Oh, it is wonderful, very, very wonderful,
All His grace so rich and free!
Oh, it is wonderful, very, very wonderful,
All His love and grace to me!

Praise His name, He sought and found me,
Saved me from wandering and brought me near;
Freely now His grace bestowing,
Jesus is growing unto me more dear.

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It was months He had been waiting,
Waiting the dawning of the precious hour,
When I should at last be yielding,
Yielding to Jesus every ransomed power.

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From that hour He has been seeking
How He may fill me with His precious love,
How He may thro’ grace transform me,
Meet for the fellowship of saints above.

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As I think of all, I marvel,
Why in such patience He my good has sought,
And bestowed His grace upon me,
And in my spirit such a change has wrought.

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So I cry, with love o’erflowing:
Unto the Savior be eternal praise,
Who redeemed me, soul and body,
Filling with gladness all my earthly days.

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