Eternal light of grace,
O wondrous love of God;
Your smile revealed in Jesus’ face,
That makes our hearts so glad.
O brimless depth of love,
Reflected in Your pain;
Descending to the cross and grave,
Your grace for us to gain.
Jesus, Your sweetness show,
In us Your work fulfil;
Richer and deeper, You to know,
To walk with You, the skill.
O joy that never fails,
Distress or want, can’t quench;
To know Your cross, for us avails,
Your grace our hearts to reach.
Remove our sinful dross,
Our knots, our lumps of pride;
To humbly bow, before Your cross,
And know the love of God.
(Tune: Trentham; Dennis; SM)
(© James r Hamilton, written 28th, March, 2014)