O the wonder of the moment!
God outshining from above
To secure a scene of glory,
All responsive to His love.
Thought eternal are unfolded;
Now, in Christ, their wealth is shown
That for men a place in sonship
Might through Him, the Son, be known.
But the objects of that favour
Were in chains of bondage bound;
Guilty sinners must be ransomed,
And the lost must needs be found.
Love was thus in mercy seeking
Satan’s captives from the fall,
And the wonder of the story –
Jesus died to save them all!
Thus that work in all it’s glory
Every thought of God maintains,
While His grace o’er all has triumphed,
And through righteousness now reigns.
Here the Spirit too bears witness
To the truth that all is done.
O the wonder of the moment –
God outshining in His Son!
G. H. Stuart. Price Harrow 1911-63
Hymn 133. “Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1962) – English.” iBooks.