Everlasting love

Wondrous words, how rich in blessing

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Wondrous words, how rich in blessing]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Wondrous words! how rich in blessing!
Deeper than th’unfathomed sea;
Broader than its world of waters,
Boundless, infinite and free;
Higher than the heavens above,
Is that everlasting love;
Higher than the heavens above,
Is that everlasting love.

2 Down to lowest depths it reaches—
The all-loving Father’s arm,
T’ward his rebel children yearning,
Drawing them with magic charm;
Till the yielding spirits move,
Touched by everlasting love;
Till the yielding spirits move,
Touched by everlasting love.

3 Weary spirits—sad with toiling,
‘Mid the sorrows of life’s way—
Feel their heavy burdens lightened,
As they journey day by day.
How with quickened steps they move,
Cheered by everlasting love;
How with quickened steps they move,
Cheered by everlasting love.

4 I have set thee as a signet,
Graven on my hands thy name;
Lo, I still am with thee always,
Evermore thy Friend—the same;
Never changing—thou wilt prove
Mind is everlasting love;
Never changing—thou wilt prove
Mind is everlasting love.

5 In my house of many mansions
I’ve prepared a place for thee,
Where are no dark clouds or tempests
Where I am, there thou shalt be—
All the untold bliss to prove,
Of my everlasting love;
All the untold bliss to prove,
Of my everlasting love.

Source: The Ark of Praise #6

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wondrous words, how rich in blessing
Title: Everlasting love
Author: Mary D. James

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Instances

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Gospel Gems #d184
Hymns of Faith and Love #164Page Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #307
The Ark of Praise #6TextAudioPage Scan
The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #167Page Scan
The Emory Hymnal: No. 2, sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #30Page Scan
The Epworth Hymnal: containing standard hymns of the Church, songs for the Sunday-School, songs for social services, songs for the home circle, songs for special occasions #100Page Scan
The New Song: for the Sunday school, societies of Christian Endeavor, and other religious exercises #65Page Scan



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