"O Perfect Life of Love"
                           by Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
                                    Text From:
                          THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.133

        1. O perfect life of love!
        All, all, is finished now,
        All that He left His throne above
        To do for us below.

        2. No work is left undone
        Of all the Father willed;
        His toil, His sorrows, one by one,
        The Scriptures have fulfilled.
        3. No pain that we can share
        But He has felt its smart;
        All forms of human grief and care
        Have pierced that tender heart.

        4. And on His thorn-crowned head
        And on His sinless soul
        Our sins in all that guilt were laid
        That He might make us whole.
        5. In perfect love He dies;
        For me He dies, for me.
        O all-atoning Sacrifice,
        I cling by faith to Thee.
        6. In every time of need,
        Before the judgment-throne,
        Thy works, O Lamb of God, I'll plead,
        Thy merits, not mine own.

        7. Yet work, O Lord, in me
        As Thou for me hast wrought,
        And let my love the answer be
        To grace Thy love has brought.

Notes: Hymn #170 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 19:30 Author: Henry W. Baker, 1875 Composer: William Daman, 1579 Tune: "Southwell" 1st Published in: _Psalter"
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