God loved the world of sinners lost
God loved the world of sinners lost. Martha Matilda Stockton*.
According to Taylor (1989, p. 50), this was written ca 1871, and published in The Voice of Praise (Richmond, Virginia, 1872), edited by Ebenezer T. Baird and Karl Reden, and then in Winnowed Hymns: a collection of sacred songs, especially adapted for revivals, prayer and camp meetings (New York and Chicago, 1873). It entered mainstream gospel hymnody in Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs (Cincinnati, New York and Chicago, 1875), edited by Philip P. Bliss* and Ira D. Sankey*; thereafter it was frequently included in hymnals designed for evangelistic campaigns, camp meetings, or Sunday schools. It became very popular, and was found in...
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