120. Behold the Amazing Gift of Love

1 Behold th' amazing gift of love
The Father hath bestowed
On us, the sinful sons of men,
To call us sons of God!

2 Concealed as yet this honor lies,
By this dark world unknown,
A world that knew not when He came,
Even God's eternal Son.

3 High is the rank we now possess;
But higher we shall rise;
Though what we shall hereafter be
Is hid from mortal eyes:

4 Our souls, we know, when He appears,
Shall bear His image bright;
For all His glory, full disclosed,
Shall open to our sight.

5 A hope so great, and so divine,
May trials well endure;
And purge the soul from sense and sin,
As Christ Himself is pure.


Text Information
First Line: Behold th' amazing gift of love
Title: Behold the Amazing Gift of Love
Author: Isaac Watts (1709)
Paraphraser: William Cameron (1781)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3
Topic: God: Love and Fatherhood; God: Presence; Hope (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Jones (1789)
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major

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