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.
“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)
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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.
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
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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.