Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: What wondrous mighty work is this
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Composer: William Cole
Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>
Page Number: 071, click to see hymnal pages
What wondrous, mighty work is this,
Un-fold-ed by our Lord;
It gives our souls a taste for bliss,
To read his ho-ly word;
'Twas born in "heaven's immortal bow'rs,"
That blessed heaven above;
It gives us strength in lonely hours,
And is the work of love.
We have received by this bright theme
A hope of lasting life,
Beyond the shore of death's dark stream,
Beyond this world of strife;
'Tis far beyond the stars and sun,
That blissful heaven above;
There we can dwell, when time is done
By serving God in love.
'T was from that realm of love divine,
That Jesus came to die;
As "God is love," let it combine,
To aid us home on high;
O'er all our race may it prevail,
As it prevails above;
And they at death will not bewail,
For they have lived in love.
'T is love unites God's church on earth,
As it unites in heaven;
Then may we live to own His worth,
And love the law He's given;
Let every breast retain it joy,
Till Jesus from above
Calls us where pain will ne'er annoy,
Where all is peace and love.