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Music by Homer Rodeheaver 
Words by Oswald J. Smith 

Thanks to Robertson, Holman [RoberHo@ffhsj.com] for sending in the
second and third verses.

Then Jesus Came

(G) One sat alone beside the highway (Am) begging His eyes were (D) blind, the Light he could not (G) see He clutched his (Eb) rags and shivered in the (F) shadows Then Jesus (D) came and bid the darkness (G) flee Chorus: When Jesus (D) comes the tempter's power is (G) broken When Jesus (D) comes, all tears are wiped a(G)way He takes the (G) gloom and (G7) fills my heart with (C) glory When Jesus (G) comes, the (D) darkness flees a(G)way From home and friends the evil spirits drove him Among the tombs he dwelt in misery He cut himself as demon powers possessed him Then Jesus came and set the captive free Chorus Unclean, unclean, the leper cried in torment The deaf, the dumb, in helplessness stood near The fever raged, disease had gripped its victim Then Jesus came and cast out every fear. then_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htmthen_jesus_came.htm~ Alternate lyrics from: Bruce Cannon squimpy@uswest.net

Then Jesus Came

1. One sat alone beside the highway begging, His eyes were blind, the light he could not see; He clutched his rags and shivered in the shadows Then Jesus came and bade his darkness flee. Chorus: When Jesus comes, the tempter's pow'r is broken; When Jesus comes, the tears are wiped away. He takes the gloom and fills the life with glory, For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay. 2. From home and friends the evil spirits drove him, Among the tombs he dwelt in misery; He cut himself as demon pow'rs possessed him, Then Jesus came, and set the captive free. 3. "Unclean! Unclean!" the leper cried in torment, The deaf, the dumb, in helplessness stood near; The fever raged, disease had gripped its victim Then Jesus came and cast out ev'ry fear. 4. So men today have found the Saviour able, They could not conquer passion, lust and sin; Their broken hearts had left them sad and lonely, Then Jesus came and dwelt, Himself, within. From Bill Carle's Sacred Selections, a songbook copyrighted in 1959 by THE RODEHEAVER, HALL-MACK CO.

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