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181. Plung'd in a gulf of dark despair

Plunged in a gulf of dark despair,
We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheering beam of hope,
Or spark of glimmering day.

With pitying eyes the Prince of peace
Beheld our helpless grief:
He saw, and, O amazing love!
He ran to our relief.

Down from the shining seats above
With joyful haste he sped fled,
Entered the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the dead.

O for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues,
The Savior's praises speak!

Angels, assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold;
But when you raise your highest notes,
His love can ne'er be told.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.

Text Information
First Line: Plung'd in a gulf of dark despair
Title: Plung'd in a gulf of dark despair
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranged from: Glaser
Meter: C.M.

MIDI file: Azmon.midi
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