170. O Perfect Life of Love!

1 O perfect life of love!
All, all is finished now,
All that He left His throne above
To do for us below.

2 No work is left undone
Of all the Father willed;
His toil, His sorrows, one by one,
The Scriptures have fulfilled.

3 No pain that we can share
But He has felt its smart;
All forms of human grief and care
Have pierced that tender heart.

4 And on His thorn-crowned head,
And on His sinless soul,
Our sins in all their guilt were laid,
That He might make us whole.

5 In perfect love He dies;
For me He dies, for me;
O all-atoning Sacrifice,
I cling by faith to Thee.

6 In every time of need,
Before the judgment-throne,
Thy works, O Lamb of God, I’ll plead,
Thy merits, not mine own.

7 Yet work, O Lord, in me
As Thou for me hast wrought;
And let my love the answer be
To grace Thy love has brought.


Text Information
First Line: O perfect life of love!
Title: O Perfect Life of Love!
Author: Henry W. Baker (1875)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Good Friday
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: e minor
Source: "Psalter," William Daman, 1579

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