What Love is This?

A hymn for Easter

What love is this, not ours for God,
but that he loved us first
and sent his Son as sacrifice
to save the very worst?

The one begotten Son of God,
the Father’s glorious heir
left splendour bright in heaven above
our joy and pain to share.

This perfect man our sin and shame
took on the cross to bear.
In death and blood, our substitute
made full atonement there.

But death’s dark bonds God tore apart
and raised Christ from the grave;
and so through faith he raised us too,
to sin no longer slaves.

Thus all authority and power
to Jesus now is given.
That power our destiny assures
and lights the path to heaven.