How Great the Wisdom and the Love


How Great the Wisdom and the Love


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. His precious blood he freely spilt;

His life he freely gave,

A sinless sacrifice for guilt,

A dying world to save.

3. By strict obedience Jesus won

The prize with glory rife:

“Thy will, O God, not mine be done,”

Adorned his mortal life.

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. 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. How great, how glorious, how complete

Redemption’s grand design,

Where justice, love, and mercy meet

In harmony divine!

Verses 1, 2, 5, and 6 are especially appropriate for the sacrament.

Text: Eliza R. Snow, 1804–1887

Music: Thomas McIntyre, 1833–1914

Moses 4:1–2

Alma 42:14–15