1 We now with Gladness tell,
What Proof our God hath giv'n,
That we with him shall ever dwell
Above the highest Heav'n.
2 That our Creator's Love,
Essentially, to Man;
His Dealings with us fully prove,
Thro' all the Christian Plan.
3 Such was his Love to us,
He freely gave his Son
To suffer Death upon the Cross,
And, bleeding, there atone.
4 For us he made him Sin,
Then pierc'd him to the Heart;
This to destroy, the Spear went in,
For this he bare his Smart.
5 Beneath the pond'rous Load
His sinking Spirit fell,
From Heav'n, his high and blest Abode,
To the Confines of Hell.
6 His Soul with Anguish rent,
His Head with Trouble bow'd;
He gave his unknown Sorrows vent,
And, roaring, cry'd aloud.
7 His Sighs, and Tears, and Groans,
His inward Torments speak;
His Struggles hard, with piteous Moans,
'Till all his Heart-strings break.
8 His loud and piercing Cry,
Effect of Pain and Fear,
Did, as the choicest Melody,
Salute the Father's Ear.
9 Not Songs of Morning-Stars,
Nor Angels highest Praise,
Could so delight his holy Ears,
Or like Harmony raise.
10 Such was the Love of God,
Commended towards us;
Such was the Pleasure which he had
In Sin's Destruction thus.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XLVIII
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XLVIII||We now with Gladness tell||We now with Gladness tell||Romans 8:32||1776|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #191||We now with gladness tell||We now with gladness tell||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLXX||We now with gladness tell||We now with gladness tell||James Relly||1792|