This is the glorious gospel word

This is the glorious gospel word. Thomas Bowman Stephenson* (1839-1912). This hymn was ‘called forth by a religious Convention at Brighton’ (JJ, p.1093). This must have been before 1875, when it was published in Calvary Songs: a collection of new and choice hymns for Sunday schools and families, edited by Charles S. Robinson and Theodore E. Perkins (Philadelphia, 1875) to a tune by George F. Weeks. It may well have been published earlier in Britain, and it must have crossed the Atlantic very quickly. According to Taylor (1989, p. 180) it was published in Gospel Hymns and Songs, also in 1875.  It is remembered partly for its stanzas, and partly for the refrain, ‘Jesus saves me now’...

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