Jesus, thine unbounded love

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1 Jesus, Thine unbounded love
Fills my soul with awe and wonder,
For Thou camest from above,
Bursting Satan's chains asunder
That from bondage I might be
Ever free.

2 By Thy holy, precious blood
Thou hast wrought my soul's salvation,
Sealing thus my peace with God,
Sparing me sin's condemnation;
In Thy sacred wounds I hide

3 May Thy boundless love for me,
With its anguish, grief and labor,
Fill my heart with love for Thee
And compassion for my neighbor.
May I love to brethren show
Here below.

4 Let me love in deed and truth,
Tho' the world revile and hate me;
For its wickedness uncouth
Fairest joys beyond await me.
There shall I, redeemed by grace,
See Thy face.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #160

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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Author: Anna B. Hoppe


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