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Thursday Lyrics: The Love of Christ is Rich and Free

September 27, 2007

Update:  I’ve added a few links now.  Bossy Boy spent 6 hours in the hospital today on an IV drip and seems to be doing much better, although he still isn’t back to his former bossy self.  Thanks for your prayers.

Note:  I had plans to link this to various sites and provide more info, but my son has been throwing up all week and we are now leaving to go to the hospital and get fluids in him.  Your prayers are so appreciated. 

William Gadsby lived from 1773 to 1844.  According to Wikipedia, “for 38 years Gadsby was pastor of the Strict Baptist church at Manchester and a well-known minister in his day. He travelled over 60,000 miles, many of them on foot and preached nearly 12,000 sermons. He was influential in establishing 40 new places of worship.”  As well as a preacher, Gadsby was hymn writer. 

Below are the words to The Love of Christ is Rich and Free, which has been set to modern worship music by Indelible Grace.  You can listen to a sample here.

The Love of Christ Is Rich and Free

The love of Christ is rich and free;
Fixed on His own eternally;
Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove;
Long as He lives, His own He’ll love.

His loving heart engaged to be
Their everlasting Surety;
’Twas love that took their cause in hand,
And love maintains it to the end.

Chorus: Love cannot from its post withdraw;
Nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law,
Can turn the Surety’s heart away;
He’ll love His own to endless day.

Love has redeemed His sheep with blood;
And love will bring them safe to God;
Love calls them all from death to life;
And love will finish all their strife.

He loves through every changing scene,
Nor aught from Him can Zion wean;
Not all the wanderings of her heart
Can make His love for her depart.

(Repeat chorus)

At death, beyond the grave, He’ll love;
In endless bliss, His own shall prove
The blazing glory of that love
Which never could from them remove.

Tag: Which never could from them remove.

Words by William Gadsby

Music by Sandra McCracken

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