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Father and God, in Grateful Love

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Worship & Remembrance # 50



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Father and God, in grateful love
We bow before Thy face,
While for They 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.

Thou gavest Him, well knowing all
That lay before Him here -
The suff'ring sore, the thorny crown,
The cross, the cruel spear -
And in that hour of woe supreme
When Jesus bore our sin,
God's patient, holy, suff'ring Lamb,
Thou didst forsake Him then.

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?
Our souls, with joy and wonder filled,
Father and Son adore!

Song Info

Author: Edward Whyte
Composer: George C. Stebbins