Christ My Song - 1075
Oh, the love of Christ is boundless - Boundless Love
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
1. Oh, the love of Christ is boundless,
broad, and long, and deep, and high!
Every doubt and fear is groundless,
now the Word of faith is nigh.
Jesus Christ, for my salvation,
came by water and by blood;
clear I stand from condemnation
in the risen Son of God.
2. I was "waiting" once for pardon,
I was "hoping" to be saved;
"waiting," though my heart would harden,
"Hoping" danger might be braved.
When, by God's own truth confounded,
I a sinner stood confessed,
richly then his grace abounded,
Jesus gave me perfect rest.
3. Was it weary work believing?
Days and weeks and years of toil?
Weary work a gift receiving?
Who would God's salvation spoil?
No! tis faith's delight to ponder
what the Son of God hath done;
on the throne to see him yonder,
holy, crowned, the Living One!
4. 'Tis not doing, 'tis not praying,
'tis not weeping, saves the soul;
God is now his grace displaying,
Jesus died to make thee whole.
Look to him, and life-works follow;
look to him without delay;
sinner, look! and ere tomorrow
thou wilt weep, and praise, and pray.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 160-162.