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-Jesus Gave Himself For Me

Jesus Gave Himself For Me

Lord, Thy love has sought and found us

Wandering in this desert wide,

Thou hast thrown Thine arms around us,

For us suffered, bled and died.

Sing my soul! He loved thee,
Jesus gave Himself for me.

Hark! what sounds of bitter weeping,

From yon lonesome garden sweep,

’Tis the Lord His vigil keeping,

Whilst His followers sink in sleep.

Ah, my soul, He loved thee,
Yes, He gave Himself for me.

He is speaking to His Father,

Tasting deep that bitter cup,

Yet He takes it, willing rather

For our sakes to drink it up.

Oh what love! He loved me!
Gave Himself, my soul, for me.

Then that closing scene of anguish;

All God’s waves and billows roll

Over Him, there left to languish

On the cross, to save my soul.

Matchless love! How vast, how free,
Jesus gave Himself for me.

Hark again! His cries are waking

Echoes on dark Calvary’s hill;

God, my God, art Thou forsaking

Him who always did Thy will?

Ah! my soul, it was for thee,
Yes! He gave Himself for me.

Lord, we joy, Thy toils are ended,

Glad Thy suffering time is o’er,

To Thy Father’s throne ascended,

There Thou lives to die no more.

Yes, my soul! He lives for thee,
He who gave Himself for me.

Lord, we worship and adore Thee

For Thy rich, Thy matchless grace,

Perfect soon in joy before Thee,

We shall see Thee face to face.

Yet e’en now our song shall be,
Jesus gave Himself for me.

By J. J. Hopkins (1786-1862)
“The hour is coming, and now is,
when the true worshipers
shall worship the Father
in spirit and in truth;
for the Father is seeking such
to worship Him.”
John 4:23 NKJV
 

With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org

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1 Comment on -Jesus Gave Himself For Me

  1. This is nice 🙂

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