My song is love unknown

 

My song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me
Love to the loveless shown, that they might lovely be
Oh who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne salvation to bestow
But men made strange and none the longed-for Christ would know
But O my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend

Sometimes they strew His way and His sweet praises sing
Resounding all the day Hosannas to their King
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath
And for His death they thirst and cry

They rise and needs will have my dear Lord made away
A murderer they save, the Prince of Life they slay
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes
That He His foes from thence might free

Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine
Never was love, dear King, never was grief like Thine
This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend

(HT: Ray Ortlund)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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