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O what a depth of love and boundless grace

O what a depth of love and boundless grace

Author: Anna S. Dober
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O what a depth of love and boundless grace
The gospel light to sinful man displays,
When Christ Himself to us doth manifest,
And we in Him find comfort, peace and rest!

2 When in the soul this blessed truth resounds,
That in Christ’s death, for sinners life abounds,
O how doth this refresh the fainting heart
And bid all anxious doubts and fears depart.

3 For sinners without merit of their own
Which could the burden of great guilt atone,
Who no escape from penalty can see,
For such the Lamb of God died on the tree.

4 From Him there goes forth virtue, that we may
With confidence to God the Father pray.
And then we shall ourselves to all proclaim
The heirs of God through faith in Jesus’ Name.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #325

Author: Anna S. Dober

Dober, Anna, née Schindler, was born April 9, 1713, at Kunewald, near Fulnek, Moravia. She went to Herrnhut in 1725, and in 1730 joined her friend and townswoman, Anna Nitschmann (q.v.), in forming the "Jungfrauenbund" (i. Cor, vii. 32-34, Rev. xiv. 4) of the unmarried sisters at Herrnhut. On July 13, 1737, she became the wife of L. J. Dober (consecrated Bishop, 1742, died at Herrnhut, 1766), then General Elder of the Moravian Church. After assisting him in his labours for the conversion of the Jews at Amsterdam, she died at Marienborn, near Budingen, Hesse-Darmstadt, Dec. 12, 1739 (Koch, vi. 324). A faithful and gifted servant of Christ, she was the author of numerous hymns, full of personal devotion to her Lord, and of deep trust in Him;… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what a depth of love and boundless grace
Author: Anna S. Dober
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d573

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #325

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