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439. My Song Is Love Unknown

1 My song is love unknown,
My Savior’s love for me,
Love to the loveless shown
That they might lovely be.
O who am I
That for my sake
My Lord shall take
Frail flesh, and die?
My Lord should take
Frail flesh, and die.

2 He came from his blest throne
Salvation to bestow,
But all made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know.
But O my friend,
My friend indeed,
Who at my need
His life did spend.

3 Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King,
Never was grief like thine.
This is my friend,
In whose sweet praise
I all my days
Could gladly spend.

Text Information
First Line: My song is love unknown
Title: My Song Is Love Unknown
Author: Samuel Crossman, c. 1624-1683
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 44 4
Scripture: ;
Topic: Good Friday; Lenten Season; Jesus Christ (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Ireland, 1879-1962
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 44 4
Key: D Major
Copyright: © John Ireland Trust

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