Behold the love, the grace of God

Behold the love, the grace of God

Author: Barton W. Stone
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Behold the love, the grace of God,
displayed in Jesus' precious blood;
my soul's on fire, it yearns to prove
the fullness of redeeming love.

2 The cross I view--O wondrous love!
My sins expire, my fears remove;
my native enmity is slain
I'm reconciled--I'm born again.

3 Our God is love--O, leap, my soul!
Let warm hosannas gently roll!
Love gave a Son to save our race,
and Jesus died through sov'reign grace!

4 What love has done, sing earth around!
Angels prolong the eternal sound!
Lo, Jesus bleeding on the tree!
There, there, the love of God I see!

Source: Chalice Hymnal #205

Author: Barton W. Stone

Stone, Barton Warren. (Maryland, 1772--1884). Disciples. Ordained to ministry in Presbyterian Church in Kentucky, 1798, on the basis of his acceptance of the Westminster Confession as far as he saw it to be "consistent with the Word of God"; figured in the Great Western Revival (1800-1803), especially in the famous Can Ridge Meeting of 1801; withdrew from Presbyterian Church (1803/1804), forming a "Christian" fellowship along the lines of the groups already existing in North Carolina and Virginia (led by James O'Kelley) and in New England; in 1832 Stone led a large number of Kentucky Christians into a union with the Disciples (see Alexander Campbell). Stone had edited with Thomas Dams The Christian Hymn Book (1829); another book of the same… Go to person page >

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