Scripture Verse

In His love and mercy He redeemed them. Isaiah 63:9

Introduction

portrait
Avis M. Christiansen
(1895–1985)

Words: Av­is M. Chris­tian­sen, 1915. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Con­stance B. Ried, one of Chris­tian­sen’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Har­ry D. Loes (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Harry D. Loes
(1892–1965)

Lyrics

Wonderful love that rescued me,
Sunk deep in sin,
Guilty and vile as I could be—
No hope within;
When every ray of light had fled,
O glorious day!
Raising my soul from out the dead,
Love found a way.

Refrain

Love found a way, to redeem my soul,
Love found a way, that could make me whole.
Love sent my Lord to the cross of shame,
Love found a way, O praise His holy name!

Love brought my Savior here to die
On Calvary,
For such a sinful wretch as I,
How can it be?
Love bridged the gulf ’twixt me and Heav’n,
Taught me to pray,
I am redeemed, set free, forgiv’n,
Love found a way.

Refrain

Love opened wide the gates of light
To Heav’n’s domain,
Where in eternal power and might
Jesus shall reign.
Love lifted me from depths of woe
To endless day,
There was no help in earth below;
Love found a way.

Refrain