Sunday, October 16, 2005

Love Found a Way

Hymn lyrics by Avis M. Christiansen,
Music by Harry D. Loes
Verse 1
  • Wonderful love that rescued me,
  • Sunk deep in sin,
  • Guilty and vile as I could be—
  • No hope within;
  • When every ray of light had fled,
  • O glorious day!
  • Raising my soul from out the dead,
  • Love found a way.
  • Love found a way, to redeem my soul,
  • Love found a way, that could make me whole.
  • Love sent my Lord to the cross of shame,
  • Love found a way, O praise His holy Name!
Verse 2
  • Love brought my Savior here to die
  • On Calvary,
  • For such a sinful wretch as I,
  • How can it be?
  • Love bridged the gulf ’twixt me and Heav’n,
  • Taught me to pray,
  • I am redeemed, set free, forgiv’n,
  • Love found a way.
Verse 3
  • Love opened wide the gates of light
  • To Heav’n’s domain,
  • Where in eternal pow’r and might
  • Jesus shall reign.
  • Love lifted me from depths of woe
  • To endless day,
  • There was no help in earth below;
  • Love found a way.

1 comment:

robert said...

Thanks for posting Avis Christiansen's gospel song about the cross. You can read a bit of the story behind it on my hymn blog today, Wordwise Hymns.

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