Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Dan­i­el W. Whit­tle, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1887), num­ber 45. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

Let us sing of the love of the Lord,
As now to the cross we draw nigh;
Let us sing to the praise
Of the God of all grace,
For the love that gave Jesus to die.

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O the love that gave Jesus to die,
The love that gave Jesus to die;
Praise God, it is mine,
This love so divine,
The love that gave Jesus to die.

O how great was the love that was shown
To us—we can never tell why—
Not to angels, but men;
Let us praise Him again
For the love that gave Jesus to die.

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Now this love unto all God commends,
Not one would His mercy pass by;
Whosoever shall call,
There is pardon for all
In the love that gave Jesus to die.

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Who is He that can separate those
Whom God doth in love justify;
Whatsoever we need,
He includes in the deed,
In the love that gave Jesus to die.

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