Scripture Verse

Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Solomon 8:6


Frank E. Graeff (1860–1919)

Words: Frank E. Graeff, in New Songs of the Gos­pel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Com­bined), ed­it­ed by J. Lin­coln Hall, C. Aus­tin Miles & Har­old Low­den (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1909), num­ber 319.

Music: Carl H. Low­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Carl H. Lowden (1883–1963)


Before a cross uplifted high,
I stood alone one day;
My soul was burdened with a guilt
No tears could wash away.


Love, mighty and wonderful,
Love, boundless and free,
Love that suffered upon the cross,
The love that died for me.

In grief and pain I wept aloud,
In helpless agony;
When from the cross I heard One speak,
I gave My life for thee.


That voice, so sweet, entranced my soul,
It gave me hope and cheer;
Tho’ trembling, I drew near the cross,
For I had naught to fear.


And there upon that cruel cross
My Sav­ior died that day;
I looked, believed, and from my soul,
The bur­den rolled away.