1 Behold th' amazing gift of love
The Father hath bestowed
On us, the sinful sons of men,
To call us sons of God!
2 Concealed as yet this honor lies,
By this dark world unknown,
A world that knew not when He came,
Even God's eternal Son.
3 High is the rank we now possess;
But higher we shall rise;
Though what we shall hereafter be
Is hid from mortal eyes:
4 Our souls, we know, when He appears,
Shall bear His image bright;
For all His glory, full disclosed,
Shall open to our sight.
5 A hope so great, and so divine,
May trials well endure;
And purge the soul from sense and sin,
As Christ Himself is pure.
|First Line:||Behold th' amazing gift of love|
|Title:||Behold the Amazing Gift of Love|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1709)|
|Paraphraser:||William Cameron (1781)|
|Scripture:||1 John 3:1-3|