For God so loved this sinful world,
His Son He freely gave,
That whosoever would believe
Eternal life should have.
íTis true, O yes, ítis true,
Godís wonderful promise is true;
For Iíve trusted, and tested, and tried it,
And I know Godís promise is true.
I was a wayward, wandíring child,
A slave to sin and fear,
Until this blessŤd promise fell
Like music on my ear.
The ďwhosoever" of the Lord,
I trusted was for me,
I took Him at His gracious word;
From sin He set me free.
Eternal life, begun below,
Now fills my heart and soul.
Iíll sing His praise forevermore
Who has redeemed my soul.