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 (1858–1945)
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.