Christ My Song - 939
O Lord, who now art seated - Constraining love
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
2 Corinthians 5.
1. O Lord, who now art seated
above the heavens on high,
(the gracious work completed,
for which thou cam'st to die):
to thee our hearts are lifted,
while pilgrims wand'ring here;
for thou art truly gifted
our every grief to share. PDF - Midi
2. We know that thou hast bought us,
and washed us in thy blood;
we know that thou hast brought us,
as kings and priests, to God:
we know that soon the morning,
long looked for, draweth near,
when we, at thy returning,
in glory shall appear.
3. O Lord, thy love's unbounded;
so full, so vast, so free!
Our thoughts are all confounded
whene'er we think of thee:
for us thou cam'st from heaven,
for us to bleed and die;
that, purchased and forgiven,
we might ascend on high.
4. O Lord, thy love constrains us
to yield ourselves to thee;
let nothing henceforth pain us,
but that which paineth thee:
our joy, our one endeavour,
through suff'ring, conflict, shame,
to serve thee, gracious Saviour,
and magnify thy name.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 7-8.