302: O BLESSED Lord, what hast Thou doneby Mary Bowley (Mrs Peters) (1813-1856)
1 O BLESSED Lord, what hast Thou done,
How vast a ransom given?
Thyself of God the eternal Son,
The Lord of earth and heaven.
2 Thy Father, in His gracious love,
Did spare Thee from His side:
And Thou didst stoop to bear above,
At such a cost, Thy bride.
3 Lord, while our souls in faith repose
Upon Thy precious blood,
Peace like an even river flows,
And mercy, like a flood.
4 But boundless joy shall fill our hearts,
When, gazing on Thy face,
We fully see what faith imparts,
And glory crowns Thy grace.
5 Unseen, we love Thee; dear Thy name!
But when our eyes behold,
With joyful wonder we'll exclaim,
"The half had not been told."
6 For Thou exceedest all the fame
Our ears have ever heard;
How happy we who know Thy name,
And trust Thy faithful word!
Alternative tunes (C.M.)