Christ My Song - 1110
Lord Jesus Christ, in glorious worth made known - The Father Loveth the Son (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Father Loveth the Son.
2. We bless thee for the deep unbounded grace,
that brought thee down, Lord, from thy glory's place,
e'en where from thee thy God must hide his face,
thy God forsaking thee.
3. 'Tis finished now, thy witness works are done;
works given by the Father to the Son.
Thou, Lord, through shame, through death, thy meed hast won;
power, praise, belong to thee.
4. All power is thine, in heaven and in earth;
Lord Jesus Christ, thy name, thy glorious worth,
must be proclaimed till all the scene of dearth
is filled with song for thee.
5. Thy Father's house, to thee, Lord, known so well,
its glories thou, the Stranger, here didst tell;
and there thine own, in bliss, with thee shall dwell,
for ever, Lord, with thee.
6. The Home of love, the harvest fields are thine,
thine to dispense the "gifts", corn, oil, and wine;
for, first and last, in his complete design,
thy God exalteth thee.
7. 'Tis bliss with thee, for thee, O Lord, to live;
by thee delight to God, thy God, to give;
from Life's own fount for ever to receive
grace, truth – God's praise of thee.
8. Thou, shorn by men of all thy due, wert dumb,
but now God's answer to thy woes hath come;
his glory tells for evermore the sum
of joy, his joy in thee.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 51-53.