Hymn:My Song Is Love Unknown
Tune:Love Unknown
Words:Samuel Crossman (1624-83)
Music:John Ireland (1879-1962)
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Verse 1
My song is love unknown, 
My Savior’s love to me, 
Love to the loveless shown 
That they might lovely be. 
Oh, who am I, 
That for my sake 
My Lord should take 
Frail flesh and die? 
Verse 2
He came from his blest throne 
Salvation to bestow, 
But such disdain! So few 
The longed-for Christ would know! 
But oh, my friend, 
My friend indeed, 
Who at my need 
His life did spend! 
Verse 3
Sometimes they crowd his way 
And his sweet praises sing, 
Resounding all the day 
Hosannas to their King. 
Then “Crucify!” 
Is all their breath, 
And for his death 
They thirst and cry. 
Verse 4
Why? What has my Lord done? 
What makes this rage and spite? 
He made the lame to run, 
He gave the blind their sight. 
Sweet injuries! 
Yet they at these 
Themselves displease 
And 'gainst him rise. 
Verse 5
They rise and needs will have 
My dear Lord made away. 
A murderer they save, 
The Prince of life they slay. 
Yet cheerful he 
To suff'ring goes 
That he his foes 
From death might free. 
Verse 6
In life, no house, no home 
My Lord on earth might have; 
In death, no friendly tomb, 
But what a stranger gave. 
What may I say? 
Heav’n was his home 
But mine the tomb 
Wherein he lay. 
Verse 7
Here might I stay and sing; 
No story so divine, 
Never was love, dear King, 
Never was grief like thine. 
This is my friend, 
In whose sweet praise 
I all my days 
Could gladly spend! 
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