What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought
What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought (‘Since Jesus came into my heart’). Rufus Henry McDaniel* (1850–1940).
This hymn is often known as ‘Since Jesus came into my heart’. McDaniel wrote it in 1914, after the tragic loss of his youngest son Herschel in 1913 as a way to honor him (Cottrill, 2010). It first appeared in The Message in Song, Nos. 1 and 2 (Philadelphia, 1914) compiled by Arthur S. Magann, Charles F. Allen, and John F. Hills, with a musical setting by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel* (Music, 1993, p. 270). In the same year McDaniel’s hymn was included in the Methodist collection Hymns of the Heart (New York, 1914) edited by Gabriel and Joseph Barry. Donald P. Hustad*...
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