What was it, blessed God

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


Vivienne

Charlottetown, Canada

Praise the Almighty God!


Bon

Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Praise the Lord!


Stewart

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Praise the Lord!


Medea

Tbilisi, Georgia

What was it, blessed God,

Led Thee to give Thy Son?

Twas love—unbounded love to us,

What led Thy Son, O God,

To leave Thy throne on high,

Twas love—unbounded love to us,

To shed His precious blood,

To suffer and to die?

What moved Thee to impart

Thy Spirit from above,

Twas love—unbounded love to us,

OH HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU MY DEAR DEAR FATHER ,<3


Yeremia Alfa Susetyo

Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Hallelujah, how meaningful we are

God did it, just for man!


Ava Tang

San Jose, CA, United States

I like this song. Great tune and very meaningful.


Victor Enujiugha

Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Thank You Lord for loving me. I will always appreciate and sing to Thee. This hymn reminds me of the debt I owe.