312t CONDESCENSION (IN THY GREAT NAME) (MELODY) - Southern Harmony
to the Christian Harmony version of this tune
to the Cooper book version of this tune
How condescending and how kind was God's eternal Son!
Our mis'ry reach'd his heav'nly mind, and pity brought him down.
When justice, by our sins provoked, drew forth its dreadful sword,
He gave his soul up to the stroke without a murm'ring word.
(He sank beneath our heavy woes to raise us to His throne,
There's ne'er a gift His hand bestows but cost His heart a groan.)