What did he do

O listen to our wondrous story

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [O listen to our wondrous story]
Published in 171 hymnals

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1. O listen to our wondrous story,
Counted once among the lost;
Yet One came down from Heaven’s glory,
Saving us at awful cost!

Refrain
Who saved us from eternal loss?
Who but God’s Son upon the cross?
What did He do?
He died for you!
Where is He now?
In Heaven interceding!

2. No angel could His place have taken,
Highest of the high though he;
The loved One on the cross forsaken,
Was One of the Godhead three! [Refrain]

3. And yet this wondrous tale proceedeth,
Stirring heart and tongue aflame!
As our high priest in Heav’n He pleadeth,
And Christ Jesus is His name! [Refrain]

4. Will you surrender to this Savior?
To His scepter humbly bow?
You, too, shall come to know His favor,
He will save you, save you now. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7159

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O listen to our wondrous story
Title: What did he do
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: Who saved us from eternal loss

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Instances

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #180
Small Church Music #1270Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #268
The Cyber Hymnal #7159TextScoreAudio
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #29b
Include 166 pre-1979 instances



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