Plunged in a Gulf of Despair
Plunged in a gulf of dark despair
We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheerful beam of hope,
Or spark of glimmering
With pitying eyes the Prince of grace
Beheld our helpless grief;
He saw, and, O amazing love!
He ran to our
Down from the shining seats above
With joyful haste He fled,
Entered the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the
He spoiled the powers of darkness thus,
And brake our iron chains;
Jesus hath freed our captive souls
In vain the baffled prince of hell
His cursèd projects tries
We that were doomed his endless
Are raised above the skies.
O for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break,
And all harmonious
The Savior’s praises speak.
Yes, we will praise Thee, dearest Lord,
Our souls are all on flame;
round the spacious earth
To Thine adored Name.
Angels, assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold;
But when you
raise your highest notes,
His love can ne’er be told.
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