Hymns of My Youth II: Sing the Wondrous Story
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for meï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
How He left His home in glory
For the cross of Calvary.
Yes, Iï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ll sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for me,
Sing it with the saints in glory,
Gathered by the crystal sea.
I was lost, but Jesus found meï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
Found the sheep that went astray,
Threw His loving arms around me,
Drew me back into His way.
I was bruised, but Jesus healed meï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
Faint was I from many a fall,
Sight was gone, and fears possessed me,
But He freed me from them all.
Days of darkness still come oï¿½ï¿½ï¿½er me,
Sorrowï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s path I often tread,
But His presence still is with meï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
By His hand Iï¿½ï¿½ï¿½m safely led.
He will keep me till the river
Rolls its waters at my feet;
Then Heï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ll bear me safely over,
Where the loved ones I shall meet.
Great Hymns of the Faith (Zondervan, 1968).