452. 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 ev'ry time of need,
Before the judgment throne,
Thy work, 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, 1821-77 (alt.)
Meter: S M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: SOUTHWELL
Composer: William Daman, c. 1540-91
Meter: S M
Key: E Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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