The God of all Grace

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1 Eternal depth of love divine,
In Jesus, God with us, displayed,
How brightly thy beaming glories shine!
How wide thy healing streams are spread,
How wide thy healing streams are spread!

2 With whom dost thou delight to dwell?
Sinner, a vile and thankless race!
O God, what tongue aright can tell
How vast thy love, how great thy grace?
How vast thy love, how great thy grace?

3 The dictates of thy sov'reign will
With joy our grateful hearts receive;
All thy delight in us fulfill:
Lo, all we are, to thee we give;
Lo, all we are, to thee we give.

4 To thy sure love, thy tender care,
Our flesh, soul, spirit, we resign;
O, fix thy sacred presence there,
And seal th' abode forever thine!
And seal th' abode forever thine!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #687

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Eternal depth of love divine
Title: The God of all Grace
German Title: Du ewiger Abgrund der seligen Liebe
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Translator: John Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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