God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son
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    God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son

    With dignity

    1. God loved us, so he sent his Son,

    Christ Jesus, the atoning One,

    To show us by the path he trod

    The one and only way to God.

    2. He came as man, though Son of God,

    And bowed himself beneath the rod.

    He died in holy innocence,

    A broken law to recompense.

    3. Oh, love effulgent, love divine!

    What debt of gratitude is mine,

    That in his off’ring I have part

    And hold a place within his heart.

    4. In word and deed he doth require

    My will to his, like son to sire,

    Be made to bend, and I, as son,

    Learn conduct from the Holy One.

    5. This sacrament doth represent

    His blood and body for me spent.

    Partaking now is deed for word

    That I remember him, my Lord.

    Text: Edward P. Kimball, 1882–1937

    Music: Alexander Schreiner, 1901–1987. © 1948 IRI

    John 3:16–17

    Doctrine and Covenants 34:3