Christ My Song - 2193
It is the Father's voice that cries - The Beloved Son
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Beloved Son.
"This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3,17)
2. In him my equal see revealed,
in him all righteousness fulfilled;
in him, the Lamb, the victim see,
bound, bleeding, dying on the tree.
3. And can you fail to love again?
Far fairer he than sons of men!
His very name is fragrance poured,
Immanuel, Jesus, Saviour, Lord!
4. He died, and in his dying proved
how much, how faithfully he loved;
at my right hand his glories shine:
Is my belovèd, sinner, thine?
5. O full of glory, full of grace,
Redeemer of a ruined race,
Belovèd of the Father, come,
make in these sinful hearts a home!
6. Belovèd of the Father, thou
to whom the saints and angels bow,
Immanuel, Jesus, Saviour, come,
make in these sinful hearts thy home!
Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope I, 1878, 99-100.