Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #263: Salvation! O Mysterious Plan

Hymn #262 Hymn #264

The Christian

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263 (P.M.)

Salvation! O mysterious plan!

Nor saints, nor angels ever can

Unfold the love of God to man,

The boundless love of Jesus:

On Calv'ry's scene I wond'ring gaze,

And raise to heav'n the voice of praise,

But O how faint are mortal lays,

To speak the love of Jesus!

The deeds that wondrous grace performs,

Can ne'er be told by mortal worms;

Assist my song, ye heav'nly forms,

To praise the name of Jesus.

Let heav'n and earth the tidings spread;

The Saviour died and left the dead;

For sinful man he groaned and bled,

And from destruction freed us.

How welcome is this blissful sound

To guilty souls in fetters bound!

'Twas in this state myself I found,

And feared Jehovah's ire;

Beneath the sword of justice slain,

And sinking down to endless pain,

Convinced I must be born again,

Or burn in quenchless fire.

Trembling I fell beneath His eye,

And raised to heav'n the ardent cry;

"O Jesus! Save — I sink — I die —

O hasten to deliver!"

Sweet beams of mercy, love and grace,

O'erspread His charming, smiling face;

My soul received the kind embrace

That seals me His forever.

Hymn #262 Hymn #264