Hymn Selection

141

8.7.8.7.


1
GOD and Father, source of glory,
High above our praise art Thou;
Yet in Christ Thou hast declarèd
Love that makes our spirits bow.
2
From eternity 'twas purposed
Thou shouldst have this rich delight,
Hearts to swell Thy praise for ever,
Sons to worship in Thy sight.
3
Thou didst sanctify and send Him,
All Thy counsels to make good -
Him who knew Thine earnest longing,
And Thy feelings understood.
4
He no service thought to lowly,
And no sacrifice too great
To secure Thy plan so holy,
And its objects extricate.
5
Now Thy love has found its answer,
All Thy thoughts secured and sealed;
And the sons Thou hast been seeking
Their eternal tribute yield.

E. Carrèn, fr. Swedish

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"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."