Scripture Verse

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us. 1 John 3:16

Introduction

Words: An­on­y­mous. Pub­lished in an 1800 Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, col­lect­ion, in three vers­es, and in four vers­es in the 1826 Am­er­i­can Pray­er Book Col­lect­ion.

Music: Sur­a­baya The­o­dore Wood, in The Echo­ing Horn (New York: The­o­dore Wood, 1876), page 11 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wood (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Sing, my soul, His wondrous love,
Who from yon bright world above,
Ever watchful o’er our race,
Still to man extends His grace;
Sing, my soul, His wondrous love,
Sing, my soul, His wondrous love.

Heaven and earth by Him were made;
He by all must be obeyed;
What are we that He should show
So much love to us below?
Sing, my soul, His wondrous love,
Sing, my soul, His wondrous love.

God, thus merciful and good,
Bought us with the Savior’s blood;
And to make our safety sure,
Guides us by His spirit pure;
Sing, my soul, His wondrous love,
Sing, my soul, His wondrous love.

Sing, my soul, adore His name,
Let His glory be my theme;
Praise Him till He calls thee home;
Trust His love for all to come;
Praise, oh praise the God of love,
Praise, oh praise the God of love.