Scripture Verse

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. Matthew 4:16

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, 1906.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Civilla D. Martin
1866–1948

Lyrics

O what a change! From the darkness of night
Into the blaze of the clear shining light;
Out of my weakness to power and might,
O what a change! O what a change!

Refrain

O what a change in my heart there has been,
O what a change! O what a change!
O what a change since the Savior came in!
O what a change! O what a change!

O what a change! From my hunger for bread
Into the place where God’s children are fed;
Into the blessing of life from the dead,
O what a change! O what a change!

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O what a change! From my burden of care
Into the love He invites me to share;
Into His joy from the sorrow I bear,
O what a change! O what a change!

Refrain

O what a change! In the flash of an eye,
When we shall meet with our Lord by and by;
Into a realm where we never shall die,
O what a change! O what a change!

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