I will sing the wondrous story

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I will sing the wondrous story
  Of the Christ who died for me,
How He left His home in glory
  For the cross of Calvary.
  Yes, I’ll sing the wondrous story
  Of the Christ who died for me,
Sing it in the light of glory,
    Sing it through eternity.
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I was lost, but Jesus found me,
  Found the sheep that went astray,
Threw His loving arms around me,
  Drew me back into His way.
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I was bruised, but Jesus healed me;
  Faint was I from many a fall;
Sight was gone, and fears possessed me,
  But He freed me from them all.
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Days of darkness still come o’er me,
  Sorrow’s paths I often tread,
But the Savior still is with me;
  By His hand I’m safely led.
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He will keep me till the rapture,
  Day by day He’ll wash my feet,
And will transform all my nature
  That in glory we may meet.
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Jacob

Kansas, United States

I've always heard this one to the tune of Hyfrydol. Then again, I am a United Methodist Organist.


Rod Randolph

W, NC, United States

While the piano is lovely, a pipe organ or even grand piano would add much to your effort.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Twenty-one year old Peter Bilhorn approached Pastor Francis Rowley one Sunday night after the evening service. The year was 1886; the place was North Adams, Massachusetts. Young Bilhorn had been converted the previous year, and already he was using his musical talents for the Lord. "Why don't you write a hymn for me to set to music?" he asked Pastor Rowley.

Rowley's response was this gospel song, which originally began "Can't you sing the wondrous story?" [Ira Sankey changed it.] For Bilhorn, who was a singer as well as a pianist and organist, it was an ideal personal testimony. As an unconverted teenager, he had started his music career singing in Chicago taverns. He understood the line "I was lost but Jesus found me - found the sheep that went astray."

Bilhorn went on singing the wondrous story the rest of his life, writing 2,000 songs. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

The original last 2 lines of the chorus are:

Sing it with the saints in glory,

Gathered by the crystal sea.

The original last stanza is:

He will keep me till the river

Rolls its waters at my feet;

Then He'll bear me safely over,

Where the loved ones I shall meet.


Chawanangwa.Ngwira

Lilongwe, Central, Malawi

This hopeful wonderful song is a 2012 song for camp meeting and am happy about it. We will sing it more than once and get blessed with it


david kirwa

Chicago, United States

What a beautiful reminder of Christ's love. A story of salvation. Indeed I will sing the wondrous story of Christ who died for me.


Jun Fevidal

Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines

The wondrous story of Jesus, must be the song of every Christian believer. I Thank the Lord greatly for He has found me.