Text Based On Acts Chapter 3 (KJV)
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none;
but such as I have give I thee:
Words: William W. How: 1823-1897
Music: from Templi Carmina, before 1890
Williams (L.M.) v5/G
IT IS A THING MOST WONDERFUL
It is a thing most wonderful,
Almost too wonderful to be,
That God’s own Son should come from heav’n,
And die to save a child like me.
And yet I know that it is true;
He chose a poor and humble lot,
And wept, and toiled, and mourned, and died,
For love of those who loved Him not.
But even could I see Him die,
I could but see a little part
Of that great love, which, like a fire,
Is always burning in His heart.
I cannot tell how He could love
A child so weak and full of sin;
His love must be most wonderful,
If He could die my love to win.
And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;
Oh, light the flame within my heart,
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art.