223: O GOD, whose wondrous name is Loveby Robert Cleaver Chapman (1803-1902)
1 O GOD, whose wondrous name is Love,
Whose grace has fashioned us anew,
Before Thy face now stands the Lamb,
Whom sinful man once pierced and slew:
For us Thy Son Thou didst not spare,
For us how canst Thou cease to care?
2 O God our Father, grant us all
The little child's simplicity!
From us the doubtful mind remove;
We boast a God that cannot lie!
Taught to repose, through love divine,
On truth itself, on truth divine.
3 Thou art the Potter, we the clay,
Thy will be ours, Thy truth our light,
Thy love the fountain of our joy,
Thine arm a safeguard day and night,
Till Thou shalt wipe all tears away,
And bring forth everlasting day.
Alternative tunes (188.8.131.52.8.8.)