Christ My Song - 1317
Sing of him who came to save us
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Sing of him who came to save us.
"O come, let us sing unto the Lord." (Psalm 95,1)
1. Sing of him who came to save us,
bore our sin, and then forgave us;
him who died and rose again:
who can tell how much we owe him?
Where's the grateful love we shew him?
'Tis not thus we deal with men. PDF - Midi
2. Saviour, had we dealt with others,
be they friends or be they brothers,
as we know we've dealt with thee,
we had lost their love for ever:
thine is love that changes never;
who can owe thee more than we?
3. While we feel and mourn our coldness,
still we would draw nigh with boldness
to thy throne, thy throne of grace:
there it is thy people find thee,
and of promises remind thee;
'tis a safe and blessed place.
4. 'Tis a place to sinners suited;
there it is that, though polluted,
we can converse hold with thee:
from it Satan fain would drive us,
and of good would thus deprive us,
but it must not, will not be.
5. Satan's power and purpose knowing,
Lord, behold thy people bowing,
bowing low before thy throne.
Thine it is, O Lord, to save us,
when the mighty foe would have us;
and to thee we look alone.
6. From thyself let nothing take us;
never leave us, nor forsake us,
till we see thy face above:
thither, when thy power shall raise us,
then we look to sing thy praises,
then to sing thy matchless love.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 208.