Christ My Song - 1370
We praise and bless the Saviour's name
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
We praise and bless the Saviour's name.
"While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5,8)
1. We praise and bless the Saviour's name,
his work is wondrous in our eyes;
from heav'n, in love to man, he came,
and on the cross for man he dies.
We know no other love like this;
no other love can equal his.
2. For man, the rebel and the foe,
he bore the curse upon the tree:
when sunk in guilt, and sunk in woe,
when all was lost, or seemed to be.
'twas then the Saviour saw his case;
'twas then the Saviour shewed his grace.
3. The theme is sweet, 'tis lofty too:
'tis far too high for thought to scan;
for who is he can fully know
the love of God to guilty man?
Eternity alone will prove
sufficient to unfold his love.
4. 'Tis there the Saviour will unfold
the love that brought him down from heav'n;
will tell what could not here be told;
will give what could not here be giv'n,
how blessed are they he owns as his!
Their spring of joy eternal is.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 209.