Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #260: Hail, Sov'Reign Love! That First Began

Hymn #259 Hymn #261

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260 (L.M.) Jehodia Brewer

Hail, sov'reign Love! that first began

The scheme to rescue fallen man;

Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace,

That gave my soul a hiding-place.

Against the God that rules the sky

I fought with hands uplifted high;

Despised His rich, unbounding grace,

Too proud to seek a hiding-place.

But thus th'eternal Counsel ran;

"Almighty Love, arrest the man:"

I felt the arrow of distress,

And found I had no hiding-place.

Indignant Justice stood in view;

To Sinai's fiery mount I flew;

But Justice cried with frowning face,

"This mountain is no hiding-place."

Ere long a heav'nly voice I heard,

And Mercy's angel-form appeared;

She led me on with gentle pace

To Jesus, as my hiding-place.

On Him almighty vengeance fell,

That must have sunk a world to hell;

He bore it for His chosen race,

And thus became their hiding-place.

A few more rolling suns, at most,

Will land me safe on heaven's coast,

Where I shall sing the song of grace,

And see my glorious hiding-place.

Hymn #259 Hymn #261