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1792. God, in the Gospel of His Son

1. God, in the Gospel of His Son,
Makes His eternal counsels known;
Where love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.

2. Here sinners of a humble frame
May taste His grace, and learn His name;
May read, in characters of blood,
The wisdom, power, and grace of God.

3. The prisoner here may break his chains;
The weary rest from all his pains;
The captive feel his bondage cease;
The mourner find the way of peace.

4. Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
A brighter world beyond the skies;
Here shines the light which guides our way
From earth to realms of endless day.

5. O grant us grace, almighty Lord,
To read and mark Thy holy Word;
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by Its holy precepts live.

Text Information
First Line: God, in the Gospel of His Son
Title: God, in the Gospel of His Son
Author (vs. 1 & 2): Benjamin Beddome (1787, alt.)
Author (vs. 3-5): Thomas Cotterill (1819)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: GERMANY, William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Wellington Greatorex (1851)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33321 76555 55567
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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