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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday's Hymn: Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

Let us love, and sing, and wonder,
Let us praise the Saviour's name!
He has hushed the law's loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai's flame;
He has washed us with his blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by his grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with his blood,
He presents our souls to God.

Let us sing, though fierce temptation
Threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqueror's crown,
He who washed us with his blood,
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us wonder; grace and justice
Join, and point to mercy's store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles, and asks no more:
He who washed us with his blood,
Has secured our way to God.

Let us praise, and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high;
Here they trusted him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky:
"Thou hast washed us with thy blood;
Thou art worthy, Lamb of God!"

Words by John Newton

Listen to it here.

4 comments:

rosemary said...

What a great hymn!

Karen said...

That is a beautiful hymn. I have never seen it before, which really surprises me. Now I'll have to google it so I can listen to the tune. :)

Dorothy said...

Obviously, I love it too! I added a link at the bottom of the hymn so you can listen to it.

Leland Bryant Ross said...

Great one! I'm surprised I've never seen it before, either. So far I haven't found it in any of my (print) hymnals.

Leland