12. God Loved the World So Tenderly

C.M.
1
God loved the world so tenderly,
 
His only Son He gave,
 
That all who on His name believe,
 
Its wondrous power will save.
 
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,
 
That whosoever believeth in Him
 
Should not perish, should not perish;
 
That whosoever believeth in Him
 
Should not perish, but have everlasting life.
2
Oh, love that only God can feel,
 
And only He can show!
 
Its height and depth, its length and breadth,
 
Nor heaven nor earth can know!
3
Why perish, then, ye careless ones?
 
Why slight the gracious call?
 
Why turn from Him whose words proclaim
 
Eternal life to all?
4
O Saviour, melt these hearts of theirs,
 
And bring them to believe
 
That whosoever comes to Thee
 
Shall endless life receive.