Hymn Selection

374

8.6.8.6.8.8.


1
FATHER, Thy love was deepest joy
To Christ when here below:
He came to earth (what blest employ!)
That we this love might know.
Thy Name by Him has been declared,
And His own place by us is shared.
2
The lustre of His love, in death
Shone forth in glory rare -
Then to impart the living Breath,
That we His peace might share.
He now delights with us to raise
A song of triumph and of praise.
3
He bringeth us to this blest place
Where we with Him can sing;
Where many sons - surpassing grace -
Eternal praises bring.
On us shines favour ne'er to dim -
The love wherewith Thou lovest Him!

J. Pellatt*

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