And he came to Bethany

There is love, true love, and the heart grows

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [There is love, true love, and the heart grows warm]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is love, true love, and the heart grows warm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
And the word of life has a wondrous charm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes.

Refrain:
’Twas a happy, happy day in the olden time,
When the Lord to Bethany came.
Open wide the door, let Him enter now,
For His love is ever the same;
His love is ever the same,
His love is ever the same.
Open wide the door, let Him enter now,
For His love is ever the same.

2 There is joy, glad joy, and a feast is spread,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
For His heavenly voice brings to life the dead,
When the Lord to Bethany comes. [Refrain]

3 There is peace, sweet peace, and the life grows calm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
And the trusting soul sings a sweet, soft psalm,
When the Lord to Bethany comes. [Refrain]

4 There is faith, strong faith, and our home seems near,
When the Lord to Bethany comes,
And the crown more bright, and the cross more dear,
When the Lord to Bethany comes. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10436

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is love, true love, and the heart grows
Title: And he came to Bethany
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: 'Twas a happy, happy day in the olden time

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The Cyber Hymnal #10436
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