697. Behold What Wondrous Grace

1. Behold what wondrous grace
The Father has bestowed
On sinners of a mortal race,
To call them sons of God!

2. ’Tis no surprising thing
That we should be unknown;
The Jewish world knew not their King,
God’s everlasting Son.

3. Nor doth it yet appear
How great we must be made;
But when we see our Savior here,
We shall be like our Head.

4. A hope so much divine
May trials well endure;
May purge our souls from sense and sin,
As Christ the Lord is pure.

5. If in my Father’s love
I share a filial part,
Send down Thy Spirit like a dove,
To rest upon my heart.

6. We would no longer lie
Like slaves beneath the throne;
My faith shall Abba, Father, cry,
And thou the kindred own.

Text Information
First Line: Behold what wondrous grace
Title: Behold What Wondrous Grace
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book I, 1707, number 64
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Martin Spiess (1745)
Arranger: William H. Havergal (1847)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 53422 12345 54556
Key: D Major
Source: Davids Harpfen-Spiel (Heidelberg, Germany: 1745)
Copyright: Public Domain

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