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Oh, It Is Wonderful to Be a Christian
Words and Music by John W. Peterson
© John W. Peterson Music Co.
All rights reserved.  Used by permission

1 Peter 1:8-9

          1. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, through now ye see him not, yet believing,
            ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;
          2. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

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          Life has purpose now it never had before.
          There is meaning to each day and even more;
          For a joy and peace I can't explain is mine,
          Since I found new life in Christ, my Lord divine.

            Chorus
            Oh, it is wonderful to be a Christian;
            Oh, it is wonderful to be God's child!
            Oh, it is wonderful to have your sins forgiven;
            Oh it is wonderful to be redeemed, justified, forever reconciled!

          I can go directly to the Lord in prayer.
          He has told me I may boldly enter there,
          And He listens as His promises I plead.
          I find mercy there and grace for ev'ry need.

            Chorus
            Oh, it is wonderful to be a Christian;
            Oh, it is wonderful to be God's child!
            Oh, it is wonderful to have your sins forgiven;
            Oh it is wonderful to be redeemed, justified, forever reconciled!

          And the hope of heaven's glories thrills me so,
          Where I'll live with Christ forevermore, I know.
          That is why the things of earth I loosely hold;
          I've eternal riches, better far than gold.

            Chorus
            Oh, it is wonderful to be a Christian;
            Oh, it is wonderful to be God's child!
            Oh, it is wonderful to have your sins forgiven;
            Oh it is wonderful to be redeemed, justified, forever reconciled!


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