~* HALLELUJAH! JESUS RANSOMED ME! *~
Julia Harriette Johnston 1849-1919

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
I Timothy 2:5 & 6

This joyfully expressive hymn of the faith is another favorite of my Pastor, and thus of our church and choir! When we meditate upon God's Word, upon that sweet and blessèd story of our Saviour, born of a humble virgin, living a sinless life, giving His life on the cross for our sin, living in Heaven where He ever intercedes on our behalf, lifting us from the miry clay of our sinful condition to walk with Him in newness of life...HALLELUJAH! That word of ultimate praise just seems the culmination of our spiritual exuberance and thanksgiving to almighty God!

Born in Salineville, Ohio, in January of 1849, Johnston lived in Peoria, Illinois, from age six. Her father was a pastor in Peoria, and Julia directed the Sunday school there for over forty years. She also found time to write more than 500 hymns, including "Grace Greater Than Our Sin".



There’s a sweet and blessèd story
Of the Christ Who came from Glory
Just to rescue me from sin and misery.
He in lovingkindness sought me,
And from and sin shame hath brought me.
Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me!

Hallelujah, what a Savior,
Who can take a poor lost sinner,
Lift him from the miry clay and set him free!
I will ever tell the story,
Shouting, “Glory, glory, glory!”
Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me!

From the depth of sin and sadness
To the heights of joy and gladness
Jesus lifted me, in mercy full and free.
With His precious blood He bought me;
When I knew Him not, He sought me,
And in love divine He ransomed me!

Hallelujah, what a Savior,
Who can take a poor lost sinner,
Lift him from the miry clay and set him free!
I will ever tell the story,
Shouting, “Glory, glory, glory!”
Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me!

From the throne of heav’nly glory,
O the sweet and blessèd story,
Jesus came to lift the lost in sin and woe
Into liberty all glorious,
Trophies of His grace victorious,
Evermore rejoicing here below!

Hallelujah, what a Savior,
Who can take a poor lost sinner,
Lift him from the miry clay and set him free!
I will ever tell the story,
Shouting, “Glory, glory, glory!”
Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me!

By and by with joy increasing,
And with gratitude unceasing,
Lifted up with Christ forevermore to be,
I will join the hosts there singing,
In the anthem ever ringing,
To the King of Love, Who ransomed me!

Hallelujah, what a Savior,
Who can take a poor lost sinner,
Lift him from the miry clay and set him free!
I will ever tell the story,
Shouting, “Glory, glory, glory!”
Hallelujah! Jesus ransomed me!



*For Today*: Psalm 49:7; Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45

Has Jesus ransomed you from your sin? Then, HALLELUJAH! Share that blessèd story with someone today!

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