What was it, blessed God

What was it, blessed God,
Led Thee to give Thy Son,
To yield Thy Well-beloved
For us by sin undone?
’Twas love unbounded led Thee thus,
’Twas love unbounded led Thee thus,
To give Thy Well-beloved for us.
What led Thy Son, O God,
To leave Thy throne on high,
To shed His precious blood,
To suffer and to die?
’Twas love—unbounded love to us,
’Twas love—unbounded love to us
Led Him to die and suffer thus.
What moved Thee to impart
Thy Spirit from above,
Therewith to fill our heart
With heavenly peace and love?
’Twas love—unbounded love to us,
’Twas love—unbounded love to us
Moved Thee to give Thy Spirit thus.
What love to Thee we owe,
Our God, for all Thy grace!
Our hearts may well o’erflow
In everlasting praise!
Make us, O God, to praise Thee thus,
Make us, O God, to praise Thee thus
For all Thy boundless love to us.
William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Thank You Lord for this boundless love!

Maurice Ward

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Mark 9:12b

And how is it that is written of the Son of Man that He should suffer many things and be counted as nothing?

Twas love—unbounded love to us,

’Twas love—unbounded love to us

Led Him to die and suffer thus.

Sharon Rogers

Brownwood, TX, United States

Perhaps it is because of having to wear hearing aids, but the piano on this site sounds as if is gong rather than a piano, so unless I copy the music by hand, and play it on my piano, I never know what new hymns really sound like. However, the words are marvelous. Praise our our Triune God for His marvelous love and sacrifice.


Praise you Lord so much love Romans 8:39 what love! what depth, what height, nor any other creature! nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our LORD!


Edison, NJ, United States

Oh Lord , thank you for your boundless love!


United States

‘Twas love unbounded led Thee thus to give Thy Well-beloved for us. Hallelujah!!

Danielle K

West Haven, Connecticut, United States

Thank You Father!

Jacob & Annie

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Thank You Lord Jesus. Praise be to God.

Sara Zaki 🌻

New Jersey, United States

PRAISE You Lord Jesus. May trumpets blare to the sound of Your name, and angels sing heavenly praises to You. We love You Lord Jesus. Thank You for saving my Mom today, all the glory be to You! I sing this with all my love for You in my heart!

Ana Lara

Tolland, Connecticut, United States

Ann Taylor Gilbert (1782-1866). The older of two sisters and daughter to Isaac Taylor was born January 30th, 1782 in London. Her father was an engraver and later a minister.

In 1813, she married Revered Joseph Gilbert-classical and mathematical tutor at Rotterdam College. From there they moved to Hull and Nottingham where Rev. Gilbert died in 1852. There she remained until her death December 20th, 1866.

In her youth, she was a writer of verse for children. After her marriage, she became a literary critic. She is best remembered as the collaborator of her younger sister Jane who wrote the words to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

She and her sister Jane wrote many hymns together. A few are found in Collyers Collection 1862 signed A. T. Another 100 appear in Dr. Leifchild’s Original Hymns 1842 and a few in the Nottingham Hymn Book. (20th ed. 1861)

Her son Josiah Gilbert in his biography wrote “Two Little Poems”-My Mother and Twinlke Twinkle. The first, a lyric of life by Ann and the second, of nature by Jane to illustrate the difference between the sisters.