147. And Did the Holy and the Just

C.M.
1
And did the Holy and the Just,
 
The Sovereign of the skies,
 
Stoop down to man's estate and dust
 
That guilty worms might rise?
2
Yes, the Redeemer left the throne,
 
The radiant throne on high;
 
Surprising mercy! love unknown!
 
To suffer, bleed and die.
3
He took the guilty culprit's place,
 
And suffered in his stead;
 
For man! (Oh miracle of grace!)
 
For man the Saviour bled.
4
Jesus, my soul adoring bends
 
To love, so full, so free;
 
Thy Word declares that love extends,
 
In saving power, to me.