1 OH, love beyond the reach of thought,
That form’d the sovereign plan,
Ere Adam had our ruin wrought,
Of saving fallen man!
2 God had so loved our rebel race
As His own Son to give,
That whoso will, amazing grace!
May look to Him and live.
3 Chosen in Christ, His ransom’d flock
Th’ eternal purpose prove;
By nature of a sinful stock,
Made blameless now in love.
4 Ransom’d by price, by blood redeem’d,
Restored by power divine,
Though lightly by the world esteem’d
They as the stars shall shine.
5 Bless’d be the Father of our Lord,
From whom all blessings spring!
And bless’d be the Incarnate Word,
Our Saviour and our King!
6 We know and have believed the love
Which God through Christ displays:
And when we see His face above,
We’ll nobler anthems raise.
Josiah Conder, 1856
C. H. Spurgeon, Our Own Hymn Book: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public, Social and Private Worship, (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1883).