How Great the Wisdom and the Love    

click to enlargeText by Eliza R. Snow (1804-1887)

Original Music by

Thomas McIntyre (1833-1914)

by Lisa Powell

Piano by Lisa Powell



Photo: Flowers from "The Grotto" Portland Oregon by Ed Powell


How great the wisdom and the love that filled the courts on high
and sent the Savior from above to suffer bleed and die!

His precious blood he freely spilt; His life he freely gave,
a sinless sacrifice for guilt, a dying world to save.

By strict obedience Jesus won the prize with glory rife:
"Thy will, O God, not mine be done" adorned his mortal life.

He marked the path and led the way, and every point defines
to light and life and endless day where God's full presence shines.

In memory of the broken flesh we eat the broken bread,
and witness with the cup, afresh, our faith in Christ, our head.

How great, how glorious, how complete, redemption's grand design,
where justice, love, and mercy meet in harmony divine!