The song that Dr. Dan Frizane sung during communion today was O The Depth of Love Divine by Charles Wesley to music composed by Dr. Gene Lowry a former professor of preaching at Saint Paul School of Theology. O The Depth of Love Divine is one of Chuck’s best hymns on communion.
Here are the words:
O the depth of love dine, the unfathomable grace!
Who can say how bread and wine God into us conveys!
How the bread his flesh imparts, how the wine transmits his blood,
fills his faithful people’s hearts with all the life of God!
Let the wisest mortals show how we the grace receive;
feeble elements bestow a power not theirs to give.
Who explains the wondrous way, how through these the virtue [power] came?
These the virtue did convey, yet still remain the same.
How can spirits heavenward rise, by earthly matter fed,
drink here with divine supplies and eat immortal bread?
As the Father’s widsom how: Christ who did the means ordain;
angels round our altars bow to search it out in vain.
Sure and real is the grace, the manner be unknown;
only meet us in thy ways and perfect us in one.
Let us taste the heavenly powers, Lord we ask for nothing more.
Thine to bless ’tis only ours to wonder and adore.
Hopefully, after we’ve heard Dr. Frizane sing it a few times, we’ll be able to sing it together.
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