341. Behold, the Best, the Greatest Gift

1 Behold, the best, the greatest gift
of everlasting love!
Behold, the pledge of peace below,
and perfect bliss above!

2 The Savior died and rose again
triumphant from the grave,
and pleads our cause at God's right hand,
omnipotent to save.

3 Who then can e'er divide us more
from Jesus and his love,
or break the sacred chain that binds
the earth to heav'n above?

4 Let troubles rise, and terrors frown
and days of darkness fall;
through him all dangers we'll defy,
and more than conquer all.

5 Nor death, nor life, nor earth, nor hell,
nor time's destroying sway
can e'er efface us from his heart
or make his love decay.

6 Each future four that love will bless
as it has blessed the past:
he loved us from the first of time;
he loves us to the last.

Text Information
First Line: Behold, the best, the greatest gift of everlasting love!
Title: Behold, the Best, the Greatest Gift
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Romans 8:35-39
Topic: Jesus Christ: Mediator
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANDREW (Tans'ur)
Composer: William Tans'ur (1734)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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