336. Behold, What Wondrous Love and Grace

6-8s.
by Saunders
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Behold, what wondrous love and grace!
 
When we were wretched and undone,
 
To save a ruined, helpless race,
 
The Father gave His only Son!
 
Of twice ten thousand gifts divine,
 
No gift like this could ever shine.
1 John 3:1; 2 Corinthians 8:9; John 3:16
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Oh gift of love unspeakable!
 
Oh gift of mercy all divine!
 
We once were slaves of death and hell,
 
But in Christ's image we shall shine:
 
For every gift a song we raise,
 
But this demands eternal praise.
2 Corinthians 9:15; 1 Peter 1:3; Romans 6:17; 1 Corinthians 15:4,9
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Praise shall employ these tongues of ours,
 
Till we with all the saints above,
 
Extol His name with nobler powers,
 
And see the ocean of His love:
 
Then, while we look, and wondering gaze,
 
We'll fill the heavens with endless praise.
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” (1 John 3:1)
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)
“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.” (Romans 6:17)
“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:4)
“For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” (1 Corinthians 15:9)