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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Avis M. Christiansen
1895–1985

Words: Av­is M. Chris­tian­sen, 1921.

Music: Al­bert A. Ketch­um (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Oh! the love that gave my Lord
To die on Calvary!
Matchless love untold, purer far than gold;
Love that offered all upon
The cross to set me free,
This is the love of Christ for me.

Refrain

Precious love, oh, wondrous love divine—
Can it be this matchless love is mine?
Yes! its power thrills me,
And its glory fills me;
Praise His name,
I know His love is mine.

Oh! the love that sought me
When I wandered far away!
Bidding me come in from the paths of sin;
Pleading with me gently
Every hour, every day,
Such was the love of Christ for me.

Refrain

Oh! the love that opened wide
The gates of God on high!
For His ransomed own,
’Round the heav’nly throne;
Love divine, I’ll understand it
Fully bye and bye,
Oh! wondrous love of Christ for me.

Refrain