Behold what love the Father hath

Behold what love the Father hath

Author: Robert Boswell
Tune: SOUTHAMPTON (Chetham)
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Behold what love the Father hath
On guilty men bestowed,
That we, who children are of wrath,
Should children be of God.

2 O how beyond expression great
His love in Christ doth shine!
‘Tis like Himself, the Eternal God,
Past knowledge, all divine.

3 Behold, for fallen, guilty man
The Lord of glory dies;
Lays down His life us to redeem,
A precious sacrifice.

4 Peace and goodwill are now to man
Most gloriously displayed,
And life eternal we obtain
From God in Christ our Head.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #174

Author: Robert Boswell

Boswell, Robert, born 1746, in Ayrshire. He received a classical education, and was an excellent Hebrew scholar. For some time he was a writer to the Signet in Edinburgh. He joined the followers of John Glas, a dissenting minister from the Church of Scotland, and was chosen to be leading elder of the Glassite congregation at Edinburgh. Whilst highly appreciating the Scottish Version of the Psalms, he thought it to be susceptible of improvement, and published a revised version in 1784 as The Psalms in Metre from the Original. In 1786 a 2nd edition appeared with the new title The British Psalter. He died suddenly whilst preaching in London, Sunday, April 1st, 1804. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold what love the Father hath
Author: Robert Boswell

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d66

Book of Common Praise #d51

Page Scan

Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #41

Tune InfoTextAudioPage Scan

Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #174

Page Scan

Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #359

Page Scan

Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #359

Page Scan

Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #111

The Book of Common Praise #d53

Page Scan

The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #35

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements