Songs & Hymns

I Will Sing the Wondrous story

(General)
This traditional hymn reminds us of the generous grace of God and speaks of the eternal hope of heaven. It uses all sorts of pictures of God's love from the parables of Jesus to the Psalms of the Old Testament.

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I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me;
How he left the realms of glory
For the cross on Calvary.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
Sing it with his saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

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.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
Sing it with his saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

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:
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
Sing it with his saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

Days of darkness still come o'er me;
Sorrow's paths I often tread,
But the Saviour still is with me,
By his hand I'm safely led:
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
Sing it with his saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet,
Then he'll bear me safely over,
All my joys in him complete.
Yes, I'll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
Sing it with his saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.

Words © 1937 HarperCollins Religious (Admin. by Song Solutions, 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QG. info@songsolutions.org). This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 2328610. Please include every item you copy in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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