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Sweeter as the Years Go By
Words and Music by Leila M. Morris

1 John 3:1
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God:  therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."

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          Of Jesus' love that sought me
          When I was lost in sin -
          Of wondrous grace that brought me
          Back to his fold again -
          Of heights and depths of mercy
          Far deeper than the sea
          And higher than the heavens,
          My theme shall ever be.

            Chorus
            Sweeter as the years go by,
            Sweeter as the years go by.
            Richer, fuller, deeper,
            Jesus' love is sweeter,
            Sweeter as the years go by.

          He trod in old Judea
          Life's pathway long ago -
          The people thronged about Him
          His saving grace to know,
          He healed the broken hearted
          And caused to blind to see;
          And still His great heart yearneth
          In love for even me.

            Chorus
            Sweeter as the years go by,
            Sweeter as the years go by.
            Richer, fuller, deeper,
            Jesus' love is sweeter,
            Sweeter as the years go by.

          'Twas wondrous love which led Him
          For us to suffer loss -
          To bear without a murmur
          The anguish of the cross,
          With saints redeemed in glory
          Let us our voices raise,
          Till heav'n and earth re-echo
          With our Redeemer's praise.

            Chorus
            Sweeter as the years go by,
            Sweeter as the years go by.
            Richer, fuller, deeper,
            Jesus' love is sweeter,
            Sweeter as the years go by.


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