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Saturday, November 10, 2007

"My Song is Love Unknown"

Today, while flipping through a hymnal, I found a song with profoundly touching lyrics and a beautiful haunting melody that I want to share with all of you. (It's #162 in the Hymns of Truth and Praise hymnal -- the red book) Enjoy...

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 a way;
A murderer they save, the Prince of Life they slay.
Yet cheerful He to suff'ring 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.


Charissa said...

wow. I don't know that one. great words. Thanks for sharing this Liz. :-)

Kathy said...

Wow! Hymn's are so great! The gospel in four or five verses with a chorus or without. This is a new one for me, but it's neat!