486. Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us

1 Lord of glory, you have bought us
With your lifeblood as the price,
Never grudging for the lost ones
That tremendous sacrifice,
And with that have freely given
Blessings countless as the sand
To th' unthankful and the evil
With your own unsparing hand.

2 Grant us hearts, dear Lord, to give you
Gladly, freely, of your own.
With the sunshine of your goodness
Melt our thankless hearts of stone
Till our cold and selfish natures,
Warmed by you, at length believe
That more happy and more blessed
'Tis to give than to receive.

3 Wondrous honor you have given
To our humblest charity
In your own mysterious sentence,
"You have done it unto me."
Can it be, O gracious Master,
That you need what we can do,
Saying by your poor and needy,
"Give as I have giv'n to you"?

4 Yes, the sorrow and the suff'rings
Which on ev'ry hand we view
Channels are for gifts and off'rings
Due by solemn right to you.
Right of which we may not rob you,
Debt we may not choose but pay
Lest that face of love and pity
Turn from us another day.

5 Lord of glory, you have bought us
With your lifeblood as the price,
Never grudging for the lost ones
That tremendous sacrifice.
Give us faith to trust you boldly,
Hope, to stay our souls on you;
But, oh, best of all your graces,
With your love our love renew.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of glory, you have bought us
Title: Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
Author: Eliza S. Alderson, 1818-89
Meter: 87 87 D
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Stewardship
Tune Information
Name: HYFRYDOL
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-87
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1986 Bruce R. Backer. Used by permission.
Notes: Alternate setting: 365, 603



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