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Behold what wondrous love and grace




Behold, what wondrous
love and grace!
When we were
wretched and undone,
To save our ruined,
helpless race,
The Father gave His only Son!
Of twice ten thousand gifts divine,
No gift like this could ever shine.


Jesus, to save us from our fall,
Was made incarnate here below;
This was the greatest gift of all—
Heaven could
no greater gift bestow:
On Him alone our sins were laid;
He died, and now
the ransom’s paid.


O gift of love unspeakable!
O gift of mercy all divine!
We once were slaves
of death and hell,
But now we in His image shine.
For other gifts our songs we raise,
But this demands
our highest praise.


Praise shall employ
these tongues of ours
Till we, with all the hosts above,
Extol His Name with nobler powers,
Lost in the ocean of His love:
While angel choirs
with wonder gaze,
We’ll fill the heavens
with shouts of praise.


---Alternative verses---


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.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1821
      Bible Refs: 1 Jn 3:1;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1881# 336
      MUSIC
      Name: STELLA
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1852
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 8 8

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