661. My Song Is Love Unknown

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

2 He came from his blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know.
But, oh, my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend!

3 Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the way
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

4 Wy, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He mad the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight.
Sweet injuries! is all their breath,
Themselves displease and 'gainst him rise.

5 They rise, and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suff'ring goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

Text Information
First Line: My song is love unknown
Title: My Song Is Love Unknown
Author: Samuel Crossman, c. 1624-1683
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Sunday of the Passion; Lent
Tune Information
Composer: John Ireland, 1879-1962
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4
Key: D Major
Copyright: Music © 1924 John Ireland, admin. The John Ireland Trust

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