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John Merritte Driver died this date 6/6/1918.  After at­tend­ing the Il­li­nois Ag­ri­cul­tur­al Coll­ege and Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty he was or­dained in the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal church.  He was co-ed­itor of a book Songs of the Soul (1885), penned “Wonderful Story of Love” (1892), and pastored the Peo­ple’s Church, Chi­ca­go (1902-1907).

Wonderful story of love;
Tell it to me again;
Wonderful story of love;
Wake the immortal strain!
Angels with rapture announce it,
Shepherds with wonder receive it;
Sinner, O won’t you believe it?


Wonderful story of love,
Wonderful! Wonderful!
Wonderful, wonderful story of love.

Wonderful story of love;
Though you are far away;
Wonderful story of love;
Still He doth call today;
Calling from Calvary’s mountain,
Down from the crystal bright fountain,
E’en from the dawn of creation,

Wonderful story of love;
Jesus provides a rest;
Wonderful story of love;
For all the pure and blest,
Rest in those mansions above us,
With those who’ve gone on before us,
Singing the rapturous chorus,

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