My blessed Savior, is Thy love
So great, so full, so free?
Behold, I give my love, my heart,
My life, my all to Thee.
I love Thee for the glorious worth
In Thy great self I see:
I love Thee for that shameful cross
Thou hast endured for me.
No man of greater love can boast
Than for his friend to die:
But for Thy enemies Thou wast slain:
What love with Thine can vie!
Make us like Thee in meekness, love,
And every beauteous grace;
From glory unto glory changed,
Till we behold Thy face
O Lord, I’ll cherish in my soul
The memory of Thy love:
And Thy dear name shall still to me
A priceless treasure prove.
Joseph Stennett, 1697
Read Mark 10:32-34
(Mr. Stennett’s hymn first appeared in a collection, Hymns on the Lord’s Supper. During that remembrance, it is fitting to consider the sufferings of Christ, our sins that required such an awful price and unfathomable love that Christ has for us. As we approach Easter time, let us be mindful of those things as well. Mark’s gospel records that the disciples were both amazed and afraid as they approached Jerusalem. How do we approach?)