Scripture Verse

He first loved us. 1 John 4:19


Words & Mu­sic: Frank­lin E. Bel­den, The Se­venth-Day Ad­vent­ist Hymn and Tune Book (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: Re­view & He­rald, 1886), num­ber 1192 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Franklin E. Belden
Courtesy of Ellen G. White Estate


I will sing of Jesus’ love,
Sing of Him who first loved me;
For He left bright worlds above,
And died on Calvary.


I will sing of Jesus’ love,
Endless praise my heart shall give;
He has died that I might live—
I will sing His love for me.

O the depths of love divine!
Earth or Heav’n can never know
How that sins as dark as mine
Can be made as white as snow.


Nothing good for Him I’ve done;
How could He such love bestow?
Lord, I own my heart is won,
Help me now my love to show.