Wonderful Words of Life Hymn History and Lyrics

Wonderful Words of Life Hymn Lyrics

Author: P. P. Bliss (1874)

1 Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life;
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty
Teach me faith and duty.

Refrain:
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life.

2 Christ, the blessed one, gives to all
Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call,
Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven. [Refrain]

3 Sweetly echo the gospel call,
Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior,
Sanctify forever. [Refrain]

Wonderful Words of Life Hymn History

‘Wonderful Words of Life’ is a hymn that was composed by Philip P. Bliss in 1874. It first appeared in a Sunday School paper called Words of Life which Philip P Bliss helped to produce. Its first appearance in a songbook in 1876 in songs for Sunday School and Gospel Meetings.

Philip P Bliss was born in 1838 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. At a young age he worked on farms and lumber camps while continuing his education.

Philip P Bliss earned his income by conducting concerts and singing at conventions with his wife, Lucy. In these concerts and conventions, he promoted his music and used them to sell his music.

He also taught music moving from one place to the other.

He later worked part time for evangelist Major Daniel Webster Whittle.

Later on, renowned evangelist Dwight L Moody asked them to join his team. While with Dwight Moody’s team Bliss worked with famous singer Ira D Sankey and others.

Philip Blish composed many songs in his short life on earth. He and his wife died in a tragic train derailment in December 1876. This is the same year that he wrote Wonderful Words of Life.

It is said that Bliss had managed to escape from the derailment, but he died when he went back to rescue his wife after the train carriages caught fire.

Philip P Bliss - wonderful words of life hymn writer
Philip P Bliss

His involvement in evangelism can be seen in the words that he uses for this hymn. He spent his short life helping others, spreading the wonderful words of life of our Lord.

He really loved God’s people and he died trying to save the love of his life.

Below are some more hymns’ stories and lyrics: –

Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now

The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

The Lord’s My Shepherd

A Safe Stronghold Our God Is Still

Wonderful Words of Life Hymn Video

Wonderful Words of Life video

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