Scripture Verse

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.@Isaiah 9:2

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1911.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as S. B. Jack­son, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

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Lizzie DeArmond
(1847–1936)

Lyrics

’Tis a wonderful, wonderful Jesus
That came to the earth Christmas Day,
Bringing sunlight of peace and rejoicing,
To drive all the shadows away.

Refrain

A wonderful, wonderful Jesus,
Whose love song the bright angels sing;
A wonderful, wonderful Jesus,
Thank God, we can call Him our king!

Bow, ye nations, before His bright scepter;
O sing, all ye isles of the sea;
For deliverance comes with the Savior,
Whose kingdom eternal shall be.

Refrain

’Tis a wonderful, wonderful Jesus,
Who claims all our lives for His own;
Let Him reign in our hearts ever glorious;
Receive Him and crown Him alone.

Refrain