745. Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

Authors: Shirley, William Walter, Allen, James

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing,
which before the cross I spend,
life and health and peace possessing
from the sinner’s dying friend!

2. Here I rest, in wonder knowing
all my sins on Jesus laid,
and a full redemption flowing
from the sacrifice he made.

3. Here I find my hope of heaven,
while upon the Lamb I gaze;
loving much, and much forgiven:
overflow, my heart, in praise!

4. Love and grief my heart dividing,
with my tears his feet I’ll bathe,
constant still in faith abiding,
life deriving from his death.

5. Lord, in ceaseless contemplation
ever draw my inward eyes,
till I taste your full salvation
and to heaven’s glory rise.

Scriptures: Romans 3:24-25, Isaiah 53:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Psalms 130:7, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:34, John 19:25, Luke 7:36-50, Romans 4:20, 1 Corinthians 15:52, 2 Corinthians 7:6