Christ My Song - 1314
We sing of him, and so we should
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
We sing of him, and so we should.
"God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son." (John 3,16)
2. The wonders that his arm has wrought,
can any tell them as he ought?
His deeds below, his deeds above,
but chief the wonders of his love?
3. The love of God to fallen man,
declare it as he ought, who can?
A depth it has, we cannot teach,
a height above, we cannot reach.
4. A breadth it has, a length too vast
for us to measure here below;
but wait the trumpet’s final blast,
what’s now unknown, we then shall know.
5. But can we ever fully scan
what "passeth knowledge"? He alone
who all things knows, he only can,
conceive the love he bears his own.
6. But let us not repine at this,
enough is known, if known aright;
to bring us where our master is:
where all is pure, and all is bright.
7. To him we gladly leave the rest,
to him, the Lord of earth and heav'n;
he gives himself, of gifts the best;
with this all good is freely giv’n.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 214.