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Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Greater than all my sin;
How shall my tongue describe it,
Where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden,
Setting my spirit free;
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Refrain Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Wonderful grace, all sufficient for me, for even me.
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame,
O magnify the precious Name of Jesus.
Praise His Name!

2. Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Reaching to all the lost,
By it I have been pardoned,
Saved to the uttermost,
Chains have been torn asunder,
Giving me liberty;
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

3. Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Reaching the most defiled,
By its transforming power,
Making him God’s dear child,
Purchasing peace and heaven,
For all eternity;
And the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.

Haldor Lillenas was born this date,11/19/1885, at Island of Stord, Norway.  His Lutheran family moved to the US and after a stay in South Dakota (Colton, a few miles NW of Sioux Falls) settled  in Oregon.

 

Haldor was converted to personal faith in Jesus Christ at age 21 under the influence of the  Penial Mission in Portland.  He almost immediately felt a call to minister God’s Holy Word becoming a Nazarene as was his wife, Bertha Mae Wilson, also a song writer.

 

God gave Lillenas some 4,000 Gospel texts plus hundreds of hymn tunes, including the above.  In 1924 he founded Lillenas Music Company (bought by the Nazarenes in 1930) and worked there until he retired in 1950.  He passed away at Aspen, CO, 8/18/1959.

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Alfred Edersheim was born this date, 3/7/1825, at Vienna, Austria. His parents were Jews of some means who spoke English in their home. He was able to enter the University of Vienna at sixteen.

Later he emigrated to neighboring Hungary where he taught languages and were, influenced by John Duncan he was converted to Jesus Christ. Edersheim was ordained a clergyman in the Free Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) in 1846 and in the same year married a lady named Mary Broomfield. There home was blessed with seven children.

Later yet he became affiliated with the Church of England. He was “Select Preacher” to Oxford University (1884-85) delivered the “Grinfield Lecturer on the Septuagint” (1886-1888 and 1888-1889).

Alfred Edersheim is remembered for his book Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. He passed from this life 3/16/1889 at Menton, France.

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On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.

George Bennard was born this date, 2/4/1873, in Youngstown, Ohio. While he was still a lad his family moved to Io­wa (first Al­bia, then Lu­cas).  His dad, a coal miner, passed away when George was 16 and he supported his mother and four sisters for some time.

He started attending meetings of the Salvation Army and was converted to Jesus Christ. He met and married Araminta Statler Beeler (she was born in 1871 and died in 1941) and together they worked for the Salvation Army in Illinois. 

Later George became a Methodist evangelist traveling in both Ca­na­da and the States.  During this time he not only preached but wrote hymns (some 300 total).  None is so well known or so well loved as “The Old Rugged Cross” (1913). Another one worth singing and knowing is Speak, My Lord.

Eventually Reed City, Michigan became his home.  He died there 10/10/1958.  The Reed Cham­ber of Com­merce erected a cross near his place and Reed is home to The Old Rug­ged Cross His­tor­ic­al Mu­se­um.

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Some want to live within the sound
of church or chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop
within a yard of hell.

C. T. Studd was born this date, 12/2/1860 in England.  He was a missionary to China, pastored in India and served in both Sudan, and Belgian Congo (now called Democratic Republic of the Congo).  Charles Thomas Studd, one of England’s more famous cricket players, was converted to Jesus Christ and blessed the world with his mission vision. 

He and his wife Priscilla (Stewart) where blessed with four daughters (one of whom married Norman Grubb).  Studd died, 7/16/1931, in Belgian Congo.

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This Ole House

This ole house once knew his children
This ole house once knew his wife
This ole house was home and comfort
As they fought the storms of life
This old house once rang with laughter
This old house heard many shouts
Now he trembles in the darkness
When the lightnin’ walks about

CHORUS:
Ain’t a-gonna need this house no longer
Ain’t a-gonna need this house no more
Ain’t got time to fix the shingles
Ain’t got time to fix the floor
Ain’t got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain’t a-gonna need this house no longer
He’s a-gettin’ ready to meet the saints

2. This ole house is a-gettin’ shaky
This ole house is a-gettin’ old
This ole house lets in the rain
This ole house lets in the cold
On his knees I’m gettin’ chilly
But he feel no fear nor pain
‘Cause he see an angel peekin’
Through a broken windowpane
 
3. This ole house is afraid of thunder
This ole house is afraid of storms
This ole house just groans and trembles
When the night wind flings its arms
This ole house is gettin’ feeble
This old house is needin’ paint
Just like him it’s tuckered out
But he’s a-gettin’ ready to meet the saints
 
4. This ole house dog lies a-sleepin’
He don’t know I’m gonna leave
Else he’d wake up by the fireplace
And he’d sit there and howl and grieve
But my huntin’ days are over
Ain’t gonna hunt the coon no more
Gabriel done brought in my chariot
When the wind blew down the door.

Carl Stuart Hamblen, on this date, 10/18/1949, country songwriter, converted to Jesus Christ.  He authored the above (a “hit” in 1954) and later penned “It Is No Secret What God Can Do,” “How Big is God?” and “They That Wait Upon the Lord.”

Hamblen was born 10/20/1908 at Kellyville, Texas the son of a Methodist preacher.

He passed from this life 3/8/1989.

PERSONAL NOTE – Heard this first, riding in a 1934 black Chevy (spoke-wire rims) with my only brother, Keith, who was killed in May 1954.

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Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

John Newton on this date, 3/21 1747 [New Style Calendar], was converted to Jesus Christ.  He, that day, was on a slave ship bound for England.  It hit a vicious sea storm.  Newton soon left the sea life behind and for forty-three (43) years was a sincere minister within the bale of the Anglican Church.

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A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.

Unless the will is free, man has no freedom; and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character.

Unless I had the spirit of prayer, I could do nothing.

There can be no revival when Mr. Amen and Mr. Wet-Eyes are not found in the audience.

A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.

Charles Finney died this date 8/16/1875 at Oberlin, Ohio. He was converted to Jesus Christ at age twenty-nine.  Finney was a lawyer who became a Presbyterian revivalist.  Later he affiliating with Oberlin College.  He was born in 1792.

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