Mary Bowley Peters

O blessed Lord, what hast Thou done?

      How vast a ransom given?

 O blessed Lord, what hast Thou done?

      How vast a ransom given?

Thyself of God th’ eternal Son,

      The Lord of earth and heaven.

 

Thy Father, in His gracious love,

      Did spare Thee from His side;

And Thou didst stoop to bear above,

      At such a cost, Thy bride.

 

Lord, while our souls in faith repose

      Upon Thy precious blood,

Peace like an even river flows,

      And mercy, like a flood.

 

But boundless joy shall fill our hearts,

      When, gazing on Thy face,

We fully see what faith imparts,

      And glory crowns Thy grace.

 

Unseen, we love Thee; dear Thy name;

      But when our eyes behold,

With joyful wonder we’ll exclaim,

      “The half had not been told!”

 

For Thou exceedest all the fame

      Our ears have ever heard;

How happy we who know Thy name,

      And trust Thy faithful Word!

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