Brethren Archive


NUMBER: 287

Father Divine, In Grateful Love

by Miss Christiana Helene von Poseck


Tune: Prospect C.M.D.

Tune: Prospect C.M.D.


1 FATHER divine, in grateful love
We bow before Thy face,
While for Thy gift unspeakable
Our souls o'erflow with praise;
Thine only Son, Thy heart's delight
Far back, ere time began,
Thou in Thy boundless love didst give
To die for ruined man.

2 Thou gavest Him, well knowing all
That lay before Him here --- 
The thorny crown, the purple robe,
The gall, the cruel spear;
And in that hour of woe supreme
Did Jesus bear our sin --- 
The patient, holy, suffering Lamb,
Of God forsaken then.

3 Father, this mystery of love
Must all our praise excel:
No human, no angelic tongue
Its wondrous depths can tell;
For what were we that Thou on us
Such love shouldst ever pour?
We bow, and, filled with joy and awe,
Father and Son adore.






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