The gospel word, so freely given

The gospel word, so freely given

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [The gospel word, so freely given]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 The gospel word, so freely given,
Is full of life and love;
It shows the way that all must follow
To enter life above.

Refrain:
Then stand in the house of the Lord,
With the wonderful words of this life,
And speak to the people waiting to hear
All the wonderful words of this life.

2 It tells to all with faithful sayings,
The story of the Lord;
It tells his grace and all its riches,
With life in ev’ry word. [Refrain]

3 It bids us seek the waiting Saviour
With true, repentant hearts;
It bids us take the Gift of Heaven,
The Life that he imparts. [Refrain]

4 It bears to all the name of Jesus,
Who suffered to redeem;
It bears the plan of free salvation,
And life is all its theme. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #7

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

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First Line: The gospel word, so freely given
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Then stand in the house of the Lord

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Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #7TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #185Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #185Page Scan



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