571. God Loved the World So That He Gave

1 God loved the world so that He gave
His only Son the lost to save,
That all who would in Him believe
Should everlasting life receive.

2 Christ Jesus is the ground of faith,
Who was made flesh and suffered death;
All then who trust in Him alone
Are built on this chief cornerstone.

3 God would not have the sinner die;
His Son with saving grace is nigh;
His Spirit in the Word declares
How we in Christ are heaven's heirs.

4 Be of good cheer, for God's own Son
Forgives all sins which you have done;
And, justified by Jesus' blood,
Your Baptism grants the highest good.

5 If you are sick, if death is near,
This truth your troubled heart can cheer:
Christ Jesus saves your soul from death;
That is the firmest ground of faith.

6 Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, O blessed Trinity,
Be praise now and eternally!

Text Information
First Line: God loved the world so that He gave
Title: God Loved the World So That He Gave
Original Language: German
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Redeemer
Source: Heiliges Lippen- und Hertzens-Opffer, Stettin, c. 1778
Tune Information
Name: ST. CRISPIN
Composer: George J. Elvey, 1816-93
Key: D Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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