No Greater Love Than This (DeFord)


No Greater Love Than This (DeFord)

Submitted Hymn Texts, Submitted Music (1998-2006)

(An Easter Hymn)

 

He bore a crown of plaited thorn, the mockery of men,

A heavy cross, a heavy heart, a heavy load of sin

To recompense our mortal debt, to heal and make us whole

Upon the cross at Calvary he offered up his soul

Look on Jesus, oh mankind.

Behold, what grief is his!

In all creation we will find

No greater love than this.

 

He said, “The son of Man hath not [a place] to lay his head,”

And even in death, ‘twas in a borrowed tomb the Lord was laid.

His body bearing bitter wounds in hands and feet and side

Anointed and prepared in haste against the falling night

Look on Jesus, oh mankind.

What meager lot is his!

In all creation we will find

No greater love than this.

 

The empty tomb proclaims his triumph, wrought this Easter morn,

For death and hell are overcome in Jesus Christ our Lord.

He is risen from the dead, and so shall all men rise,

For by him is the grave become the threshold of the skies.

Look on Jesus, oh mankind.

What victory is his!

In all creation we will find

No greater love than this.


Text:  Sally DeFord

Album:  Submitted Music (1998-2006)

Composition Date:  2000

More Info:  CMS 2000

Topics

Atonement, Look to God, Love