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THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST'S LOVE




O Thou who hast redeemed of old,
And biddest me of thy strength lay hold,
And be at peace with thee,
Help me thy benefits to own,
And hear me tell what thou hast done,
O dying Lamb, for me!


Out of myself for help I go,
Thy only love resolved to know,
Thy love my plea I make;
Give me thy love, 'tis all I claim;
Give, for the honour of thy name,
Give, for thy mercy's sake.


Canst thou deny that love to me?
Say, thou Incarnate Deity,
Thou Man of sorrows, say;
Thy glory why didst thou enshrine
In such a clod of earth as mine,
And wrap thee in my clay?


Ancient of days, why didst thou come,
And stoop to a poor virgin's womb,
Contracted to a span?
Flesh of our flesh why wast thou made,
And humbly in a manger laid,
The new-born Son of man?


Love, only love, thy heart inclined,
And brought thee, Saviour of mankind,
Down from thy throne above;
Love made my God a man of grief,
Distressed thee sore for my relief:
O mystery of love!


As thou loved, and died for me,
So grant me, Saviour, love to thee,
And gladly I resign
Whate'er I have, whate'er I am;
My life be all with thine the same,
And all thy death be mine.


---Alternative verses---


O Thou who hast redeemed of old,
And made me of Thy grace take hold,
And be at peace with Thee,
Help me these blessings now to own,
And tell aloud what Thou hast done,
O holy Lamb, for me.


Out of myself for help I go,
Thy power alone resolved to know,
Thy love's the plea I make;
Give me the poweró'tis this I claimó
With heart and life to praise Thy name,
Give for Thy mercy's sake.


Love, only love, Thy heart inclined,
And brought Thee, Saviour of mankind,
Down from the throne above;
Love made Thee here a Man of grief,
Distressed Thee sore for our relief,
Oh, mystery of love!


Lord, I am Thine; Thy love to me
Constrains my soul to cleave to Thee,
And gladly to resign
Whate'er I have, whate'er I am:
My life be all with Thine the same,
And all Thy shame be mine.


Because thou loved, and died for me,
Cause me, my Saviour, to love thee,
And gladly to resign
Whate'er I have, whate'er I am;
My life be all with thine the same,
And all thy death be mine.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 6 8 8 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Is 27:5;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 772
      1962# 455
      1881# 398
      1964# 296
      1866# 260
      MUSIC
      Name: MERIBAH
      Meter: 8 8 6 8 8 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1839
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
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        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
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