Hymn Selection

341

C.M.


1
O BLESS√ąD Saviour, is Thy love
So great so full so free?
Fain would we have our souls, our hearts,
Our minds, engaged with Thee.
2
We love Thee for the glorious worth
Which in Thyself we see;
We love Thee for that shameful cross,
Endured so patiently.
3
No greater love can man display
Than for His friends to die;
Thus faithful to Thine own was Thou:
What love with Thine can vie?
4
Thou like Thy brethren wouldst become,
And here a Suff'rer be;
In flesh and blood Thou didst take part,
Through death to set us free.
5
As man, O Lord, it was not good
That Thou alone shouldst be;
Fruit of Thy death, Thou hast secured
A helpmate meet for Thee.
6
O Lord, we treasure in our souls
The memory of Thy love;
And ever shall Thy Name to us
A grateful odour prove.

J. Stennett* (1663-1713)

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