How Great the Wisdom and the Love



  1. 1. How great the wisdom and the love

    That filled the courts on high

    And sent the Savior from above

    To suffer, bleed, and die!

  2. 2. His precious blood he freely spilt;

    His life he freely gave,

    A sinless sacrifice for guilt,

    A dying world to save.

  3. 3. By strict obedience Jesus won

    The prize with glory rife:

    “Thy will, O God, not mine be done,”

    Adorned his mortal life.

  4. 4. He marked the path and led the way,

    And ev’ry point defines

    To light and life and endless day

    Where God’s full presence shines.

  5. 5. In mem’ry of the broken flesh

    We eat the broken bread

    And witness with the cup, afresh,

    Our faith in Christ, our Head.

  6. 6. How great, how glorious, how complete

    Redemption’s grand design,

    Where justice, love, and mercy meet

    In harmony divine!

Text: Eliza R. Snow, 1804–1887

Music: Thomas McIntyre, 1833–1914