Scripture Verse

He that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

Introduction

Words: Al­ex­an­der M. Mc­Rae, in The Vol­un­teer Choir, Sep­tem­ber 1914.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as John D. Cres­well, one of Lo­renz’ pseu­do­nyms.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Rae (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Lyrics

There is won­drous joy
When the Sav­ior’s voice we hear,
When His blood from con­dem­na­tion frees us;
But a deep­er bliss shall in Heav’n to us ap­pear,
When we greet the souls we brought to Je­sus!

Refrain

That will be a glad­ness! That will be a joy!
When we greet the souls we brought to Je­sus!
Oh, what songs of praise
Shall our ran­somed pow’rs em­ploy,
When we greet the souls we brought to Je­sus!

When from sin and shame souls to ho­li­ness as­cend,
Boundless joy and holy rap­ture seize us;
Deeper bliss awaits, ec­sta­sy that shall not end,
When we greet the souls we brought to Je­sus!

Refrain

Labor shall be sweet, tri­als cease to harm or fret,
From our bur­dens sore this hope will ease us;
In our crowns of life Christ will won­drous jew­els set,
For we’ll greet the souls we brought to Je­sus!

Refrain

Then we’ll la­bor on, striv­ing souls for Christ to win,
Earthly joys ne’er sa­tis­fy or please us;
Looking to the end,
When Heav’n’s courts we en­ter in,
When we greet the souls we brought to Je­sus!

Refrain