Coda.—Do not sing th coda to the 1st and 3d verses.
Refrain (For verses 2,4, and 5)
Plunged in a gulf of dark despair,
We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheering beam of hope,
Or spark of glimmering day.
With pitying eyes the Prince of peace
Beheld our helpless grief:
He saw, and, O amazing love!
He ran to our relief.
Down from the shining seats above
With joyful haste he sped fled,
Entered the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the dead.
O for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues,
The Savior's praises speak!
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.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.