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.
|First Line:||Behold the amazing gift of love|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Alterer (attributed to0:||William Cameron, 1751-1811|
|Topic:||Baptism; Consummation in Christ; God's Love to Us(6 more...)|
|Source:||Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, alt.|
|Notes:||May be sung to NEWINGTON 442|