Christ My Song - 1091
The Gospel is of God - The Gospel of God
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Gospel of God.
2. The Holy Spirit came
on Jesus from above;
not "whirlwind" then, nor "flame" –
"descending like a dove":
and lo! from heaven the Father's voice
owned him in whom he doth rejoice.
3. The Saviour, Christ the Lord,
'mid guilty sinners came,
maintained the truth of God,
bore grief, reproach, and shame:
unwearied in his love, his grace,
he took the guilty sinner's place.
4. Alone, upon his Cross,
God's judgment Jesus bore,
he paid in full the cost
of glory evermore:
his precious blood was freely shed,
and Jesus crushed the serpent's head!
5. By resurrection now
God doth his rights declare;
let men and angels bow
to Jesus everywhere:
for to "this Man," God's Son, is given
all power on earth, all power in heaven.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 138-139.