O love, beyond conception great

Representative Text

1 O love! beyond conception great,
That form'd the vast, stupendous plan!
Where all divine perfections meet
To reconcile rebellious man!

2 There wisdom shines in fullest blaze,
And justice all her rights maintains:
Astonish'd angels stoop to gaze,
While mercy o'er the guilty reigns.

3 Yes, mercy reigns, and justice too--
In Christ harmoniously they meet:
He paid to justice all her due,
And now He fills the mercy-seat.

4 Such are the wonders of our God,
And such th'amazing depths of grace,
To save from wrath's vindictive rod.
The sons of Adam's fallen race.

5 With grateful songs then let our souls
Surround our gracious Father's throne;
And all between the distant poles
His truth and mercy ever own.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #98

Text Information

First Line: O love, beyond conception great

Tune

OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #202

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #744

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #98

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Evangelical Hymns #18

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Hymns and Tunes #249

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Hymns for Social Worship #32

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Hymns #847

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Hymns #847

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Hymns #847

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #11

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S234

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B82

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The Baptist Hymn Book #160

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The Christian Church Hymnal #52

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The Christian Hymn Book #108

The Christian Hymnal #d495

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The Christian Hymnal #62

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The Christian hymnal #28

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D239

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