Scripture Verse

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Introduction

Words: Ir­ville I. Les­lie, in Gos­pel in Song, by Fran­cis Black­mer (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: F. A. Black­mer, 1884), num­ber 29.

Music: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

When I was far away and lost,
Oh, ’tis wonderful!
That I was saved at such a cost!
Oh, ’tis wonderful!

Refrain

Oh, ’tis wonderful!
Oh, ’tis wonderful,
That Jesus gave His life for me!
Oh, ’tis wonderful!

I once was blind, but now I see;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!
Was bound by sin, but now am free;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!

Refrain

My guilt was all I had to bring;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!
Yet I was made His love to sing;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!

Refrain

This great salvation all may share;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!
Throughout the world the message bear;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!

Refrain

Come, sinner, now, and seek His grace;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!
And find in Him a resting place;
Oh, ’tis wonderful!

Refrain