I'll Say the Great Word

How often I've pondered my struggles within

Author: D. S. Warner
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 How often I’ve pondered my struggles within,
Between the good Spirit and indwelling sin,
A foe in the temple not subject to God;
But now I am free through the wonderful blood.

I’ll say the great word, yes, I’ll say the great word;
I’m all on the altar that sanctifies me:
I’ll tell it forever and honor my Lord;
Yes, glory to Jesus! I’ll say the great word.

2 All resting on Jesus, the altar divine,
There can be no failure, salvation is mine;
Though Satan should whisper, “It may not be so,”
I’ll testify stronger, I’m whiter than snow. [Refrain]

3 My feelings are given to Father’s control,
His wisdom shall govern my body and soul;
His word is sufficient, I seek not a sign,
I grasp but the promise, and Jesus is mine. [Refrain]

4 The tide of emotion may run as it will,
The Son and the Father abide in me still;
I dare not confide in a rapturous frame,
But stand on the promise forever the same. [Refrain]

5 All nature may perish, the heavens may fall,
But Jesus is ever my all and in all;
Creation may crumble to chaos and dust,
In God my salvation securely I trust. [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

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First Line: How often I've pondered my struggles within
Title: I'll Say the Great Word
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: D
Language: English



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