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Hymn History:  Wonderful Grace of Jesus    

Today we will be visiting an old-time camp meeting. Our speaker is the famous Billy Sunday. The tabernacle is filled with thousands. Don't forget to shake the sawdust from your shoes. We've really come tonight to hear a new hymn that the choir, led by Homer Rodeheaver, will be singing. The choir is filled with at least a hundred people. Their voices join together in an inspiring new hymn.

"Wonderful Grace of Jesus"  was  written by

Haldor Lillenas in 1918. The hymn is still a

favorite now as it was back during the time

of  Billy  Sunday,  Bob  Jones  Sr. and Gipsy

Smith.   Song leaders  used  this  hymn  to

prepare the people's hearts for the message that the preacher would be bringing. "Think of God's Grace" is the message of the hymn, and you can do little else when you read its words.

  • The Lyrics:  Wonderful Grace of Jesus.

Wonderful grace of Jesus, Greater than all my sin;
How shall my tongue describe it, where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden, setting my spirit free;
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching to all the lost,
By it I have been pardoned, saved to the uttermost;
Chains have been torn asunder, giving me liberty,
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching the most defiled,
By its transforming power making him God's dear child,
Purchasing peace and heaven for all eternity;
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me,
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame;
O magnify the precious name of Jesus, Praise His name!

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