541. Love Divine, So Great and Wondrous

1 Love divine, so great and wondrous,
Deep and mighty, pure, sublime;
Coming from the heart of Jesus--
Just the same thro' tests of time.

Refrain:
He the pearly gates will open,
So that I may enter in;
For He purchased my redemption,
And forgave me all my sin.

2 Like a dove when hunted, frightened,
As a wounded fawn was I,
Brokenhearted, yet He healed me--
He will heed the sinner’s cry. (Refrain)

3 Love divine, so great and wondrous--
All my sins He then forgave,
I will sing His praise forever,
For His blood, His pow'r to save. (Refrain)

4 In life’s eventide, at twilight,
At His door I’ll knock and wait;
By the precious love of Jesus,
I shall enter heaven’s gate. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Love divine, so great and wondrous
Title: Love Divine, So Great and Wondrous
Author: Frederick A. Blom, 1867-1927
Translator: Nathaniel Carlson, 1879-1957
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 7 8 7 Ref.
Scripture: Philippians 1:6; Colossians 3:14; Revelation 4:10; Revelation 22:14
Topic: Christ: Love of; Christ: Savior; Funeral
Refrain First Line: He the pearly gates will open
Tune Information
Name: PEARLY GATES
Composer: Elsie Ahlwén (1930)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 Ref.
Key: G Major or modal



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