Hymn Selection

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10.10.10.10.


1
FOR us, O Lord, Thou camest from on high,
And from the manger to the cross didst go;
Through suff'ring Thou didst win the victory,
And on the tree Thou barest all our woe.
2
Unfathomed anguish, and distress untold,
From Thy heart's object turned Thee now away;
Grief, e'en to death, upon Thy spirit rolled:
Thou chosest still, blest Saviour, to obey.
3
Thy life laid down, our sorrows Thou didst bear,
A priceless off'ring all our thoughts above!
Thou gav'st Thyself in grace beyond compare,
Reserving nothing save the right to love.
4
But joy now reigns, Thy suff'rings all are o'er;
Lord, Thou art ris'n, enthroned in glory bright;
And Thy redeemed ones know for evermore
Thy peace and love, unchanging, infinite!

F.H. Parrot, fr. French

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