Love, Mighty and Wonderful

Representative Text

1 Before a cross uplifted high,
I stood alone one day;
My soul was burdened with a guilt
No tears could wash away.

Refrain:
Love, mighty and wonderful,
Love, boundless and free,
Love that suffered upon the cross,
The love that died for me.

2 In grief and pain I wept aloud,
In helpless agony;
When from the cross I heard One speak,
I gave My life for thee. [Refrain]

3 That voice, so sweet, entranced my soul,
It gave me hope and cheer;
Tho’ trembling, I drew near the cross,
For I had naught to fear. [Refrain]

4 And there upon that cruel cross
My Savior died that day;
I looked, believed, and from my soul,
The burden rolled away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11564

Author: Frank E. Graeff

Frank E. Graeff was a minister in the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a prolific writer of hymns, stories, poems and articles. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Before a cross uplifted high
Title: Love, Mighty and Wonderful
Author: Frank E. Graeff
Refrain First Line: Love, love so mighty and wonderful!

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The Cyber Hymnal #11564

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