Heart of love

When Jesus looked upon the earth

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When Jesus looked upon the earth]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When Jesus looked upon the earth
And saw the plight of man,
The fountains of His love gushed forth
And formed redemption’s plan.

Refrain:
O love unknown
That brought Thee down
To leave Thy throne
And royal crown,
Our souls to free
On Calvary!
O heart of boundless love!

2 Before He came, He knew what He
Would have to undergo:
The bitter shame and agony
That waited Him below.[Refrain]

3 He knew it all, yet gladly came
Our cup of grief to share;
All glory to His holy name
Who saved us from despair![Refrain]

4 Now, glory-crowned forevermore,
In that bright world above,
He builds eternal mansions for
The objects of His love.[Refrain]

5 O guilty soul! thy debt is paid:
Then why unsaved remain?
In vain was boundless love displayed?
Did Jesus die in vain? [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #103

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus looked upon the earth
Title: Heart of love
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: O love unknown



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