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431. O Perfect Life of Love

1 O perfect life of love!
All, all, is finished now,
all that he left his throne above
to do for us below.

2 No work is left undone
of all the Father willed;
his toil, his sorrows, one by one,
the Scriptures have fulfilled.

3 No pain that we can share
but he has felt its smart;
all forms of human grief and care
have pierced that tender heart.

4 And on his thorn-crowned head
and on his sinless soul
our sins in all their guilt were laid
that he might make us whole.

5 In perfect love he dies;
for me he dies, for me!
O all-atoning Sacrifice,
you died to make me free!

6 In ev'ry time of need,
before the judgment throne,
your works, O Lamb of God, I'll plead,
your merits, not my own.

Text Information
First Line: O perfect life of love!
Title: O Perfect Life of Love
Author: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877 (abr., alt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Jesus' Passion
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: SOUTHWELL
Composer: William Daman, c. 1540-1591
Meter: SM
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941
Copyright: Public Domain



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