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115. Behold the amazing gift of love

1 Behold the amazing gift of love
the Father has bestowed,
that we, though sinners, should be called
the children of our God.

2 Concealed as yet this honour lies,
by this dark world unknown,
a world that knew not when he came,
ev'n God's eternal Son.

3 High is the rank we now possess,
but higher we shall rise;
though what we shall hereafter be
is hid from mortal eyes.

4 Our souls, we know, when he appears,
shall bear his image bright;
for all his glory, full disclosed,
shall open to our sight.

5 A hope so great and so divine,
may trials well endure;
and purge the soul from guilt and sin,
as Christ himself is pure.

Text Information
First Line: Behold the amazing gift of love
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Alterer (attributed to0: William Cameron, 1751-1811
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86
Scripture: ;
Topic: Baptism; Consummation in Christ; God's Love to Us (6 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to NEWINGTON 442
Tune Information
Name: ABRIDGE
Composer: Isaac Smith, 1734-1805
Meter: 86.86
Key: D Major



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