1 Jesus, thy love unbounded,
So full, so sweet, so free,
Leaves all our thoughts confounded
Whene'er we think of thee.
For us thou cam'st from heaven,
For us didst bleed and die,
That, ransomed and forgiven,
We might ascend on high. A-men.
2 We know that thou hast bought us,
And washed us in thy Blood;
We know thy grace hath brought us
As kings and priests to God,
We know that the blessèd morning,
Long looked for, draweth near,
When we, at thy returning,
In glory shall appear.
3 O let thy love constrain us
To give our hearts to thee;
Let nothing please or pain us,
Apart, O Lord, from thee;
Our joy, our one endeavor,
Through suffering, conflict, shame,
To serve thee, gracious Saviour,
And magnify thy Name.
Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus, thy love unboundedFirst Line: Jesus, thy love unboundedTune Title: EVARTSDate: 1958Subject: The Life in Christ | Repentance and Faith; The Life In Christ | Contemplation; The Life in Christ | AspirationSource: Bosworth's Hymns, 1865