Saturday, April 07, 2007

My Song is Love Unknown

The language in this song is a bit outdated, but the words are fitting, and I love it when it is sung by Fernando Ortega.

My song is love unknown,
My Savior’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight,
Sweet injuries! Yet they at these
Themselves displease, and ’gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

5 comments:

pearlie said...

Amen.
Happy Easter, Julia and all at home. I pray that the love of Christ be felt and experienced so deep in our souls, we will never ever let him go, come what may.

Annette Selden said...

That's beautiful, Julia. I'm not familiar with that one--which album is it on? I think I saw that Fernando is going to be in the area sometime soon on a poster in the window at my favorite local Christian bookseller's.

A blessed Resurrection Day to all of you.

P.S. I met "David" in person in Chicago this week!

Jewels said...

Pearlie, Thanks. That is a beautiful blessing. Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Annette,
It's on the Night of Your Return cd. I can't believe it - I read in the paper something about the "rock star Fernando" being in town and I thought, nah, couldn't be, but it is!!!
Is that the "David" who is in love with you?

Jewels said...

Pearlie, Thanks. That is a beautiful blessing. Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Annette,
It's on the Night of Your Return cd. I can't believe it - I read in the paper something about the "rock star Fernando" being in town and I thought, nah, couldn't be, but it is!!!
Is that the "David" who is in love with you?

Annette Selden said...

There are many men in love with me, Julia, but David is not among them. Besides you, he is the most frequent commenter on my blog. He would have been Randy on our Idols panel.