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Charles Wesley: “O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done?”

eccehomo01This is one of my favorite of Charles Wesley’s hymns about the Cross — though I discover many congregations have never heard it and never sung it.

1. O Love divine, what has thou done!
The immortal God hath died for me!
The Father’s co-eternal Son
bore all my sins upon the tree.
Th’ immortal God for me hath died:
My Lord, my Love, is crucified!

2. Is crucified for me and you,
to bring us rebels back to God.
Believe, believe the record true,
ye all are bought with Jesus’ blood.
Pardon for all flows from his side:
My Lord, my Love, is crucified!

3. Behold him, all ye that pass by,
the bleeding Prince of life and peace!
Come, sinners, see your Savior die,
and say, “Was ever grief like his?”
Come, feel with me his blood applied:
My Lord, my Love, is crucified!

And, here’s an additional verse I found at the Cyber-Hymnal site:

4. Then let us sit beneath His cross,
And gladly catch the healing stream:
All things for Him account but loss,
And give up all our hearts to Him:
Of nothing think or speak beside,
My Lord, my Love, is crucified!

If, by chance, you’ve never heard this played or sung, here is a  video of the tune being played from The United Methodist Hymnal:




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  1. EdP April 17, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Indeed! … one of my favorites also … and the congregations I served all used it too … (well, except my last congregation, in prison).

  2. Ann Jones April 17, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Wow – one I don’t know!

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