J.W. Peterson


O WHAT a wonderful, wonderful day,

Day I will never forget;

After I’d wandered in darkness away,

Jesus my Savior I met.

O what tender compassionate Friend

He met the need of my heart;

Shadows dispelling, with joy I am telling,

He made all my darkness depart!

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul,

When at the cross the Savior made me whole;

My sins were washed away

And my night was turned to day –

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!


Born of the Spirit with life from above

Into God’s family divine,

Justified fully through Calvary’s love,

O what a standing is mine!

And the transaction so quickly was made

When a sinner I came,

Took of the offer of grace He did proffer

He saved me, O praise His dear Name!


Now I’ve a hope that will surely endure

After the passing of time;

I have a future in heaven for sure,

There in those mansions sublime.

And it’s because of that wonderful day

When at the cross I believed;

Riches eternal and blessing supernal

From His precious hand I received.


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