1 Eternal love, the darling song,
Well pleasing to Jehovah's ear;
Attend ye saved, ye pardoned throng,
With all your graceful notes draw near.
2 'Tis yours to sing the eternal date
Of love divine and how it moves
To helpless men with gladness great,
Sing loud, for God the song approves.
3 Hail Bethlehem! Hail that ruddy morn,
Whose rays adorn the infant God;
Messiah, of a virgin born,
A God, a man to die in blood.
4 For us Salvation wide displays
Her ambient refreshing wing;
In Jesus' name that love we'll praise,
And all its peerless glories sing.
5 We sing the garden and the tree,
Red with the blood that cries for peace;
Heaven echoes back, a pleased in thee
To shew its glories and its grace.
6 We sing a note that high prevails,
Above the angels free from sin,
Who cannot taste the love that heals,
The sweets of conscience thus made clean.
7 Thy love O Jesus is the them,
The song of saints shall ever grow;
All ages to the church proclaim,
How sweetly doth their numbers flow.
8 Here shall the guilty who has lost
The divine favor by his sin,
Find worth that he can safely trust,
A righteousness to glory in.
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800