Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 251 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
THE Son of God, in mighty love,
Came down to Bethlehem for me,
Forsook His throne of light above,
An infant on the earth to be.
In love, the Father’s sinless Child
Sojourned at Nazareth for me;
With sinners dwelt the Undefiled,
The Holy One in Galilee.
Jesus Whom angel hosts adore,
Became a man of griefs for me:
In love, though rich, becoming poor,
That I, through Him, enriched might be.
Though Lord of all, above, below,
He went to Olivet for me;
He drank my cup of wrath and woe,
And bled in dark Gethsemane.
The ever-blessèd Son of God
Went up to Calvary for me:
There paid my debt, there bore my load
In His own body on the tree.
He finished all! The veil was rent;
Salvation now is sure and free;
I leave behind my banishment,
O Father, to return to Thee!
Author: Horatius Bonar (1808-89)
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)