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O Lord of glory, who couldst leave

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1. O Lord of glory! who couldst leave
The height supreme in death to lie,
What tongue shall sing, what heart conceive,
The love divine that made Thee die?
Bought with a price, for ever Thine,
We break this bread, and drink this wine.

2. But here on earth, Thou wast alone
Proclaimer of this love to men;
Upon the cross, ’twas fully known,
For God came forth to meet us then;
Rent from above, the parted veil,
Announced to all that wondrous tale.

3. But ris’n, the firstborn from the dead,
Triumphant hast Thou entered in;
The glorious Man, the living head,
Thrice worthy Thou our hearts to win:
In Thy blest face all glories shine,
And there we gaze on love divine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5124

Author: E. L. Bevir

Edward Lawrence Bevir was born in 1847. He lived in both It­a­ly and France. He was a member of the Plymouth Brethren church. For many years he was the ed­it­or of the mag­a­zine Helps for the Poor of the Flock. He died on October 29, 1922 in Val­ence-sur-Rhône, France. NN, Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/e/v/bevir_el.htm Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord of glory, who couldst leave
Author: E. L. Bevir
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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