187. God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son

1. God loved us, so he sent his Son,
Christ Jesus, the atoning One,
To show us by the path he trod
The one and only way to God.

2. He came as man, though Son of God,
And bowed himself beneath the rod.
He died in holy innocence,
A broken law to recompense.

3. Oh, love effulgent, love divine!
What debt of gratitude is mine,
That in his off’ring I have part
And hold a place within his heart.

4. In word and deed he doth require
My will to his, like son to sire,
Be made to bend, and I, as son,
Learn conduct from the Holy One.

5. This sacrament doth represent
His blood and body for me spent.
Partaking now is deed for word
That I remember him, my Lord.

Text Information
First Line: God loved us, so he sent his Son
Title: God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son
Author: Edward P. Kimball, 1882–1937
Meter: (LM)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: God the Father; Grace; Jesus Christ: Savior (3 more...)
Notes: Additional scripture reference from LDS canon: Doctrine and Covenants 34:3
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Schreiner, 1901–1987
Meter: (LM)
Incipit: 11111 24355 55516
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1948 IRI

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