Hymns, #590

Experience of Christ - Expressing Him

Eng/Kor:590  Chin:431  Span:-  Rus:-  Tag:590  Fra:-  Por:-

Lyrics:Frances Bevan
Music:Adapted by W. J. Mayers

This hymn has a unique tune.


Lo, from vessels, earthen only,

Shining forth in ceaseless grace,

Reaching weary hearts, and lonely,

Beams the light from Jesus' face!


Christ, the light that fills the heavens

Shining forth on earth beneath,

Through His Spirit freely given

Light of life 'midst shades of death;


Down from heaven's unclouded glory

God Himself the treasure brought,

Closing thus His love's sweet story

With His sweetest, deepest thought.


Earthen vessels, marred, unsightly,

But the treasure as of old,

Fresh from glory, gleaming brightly,

Heaven's undimmed, unchanging gold.


Vessels, broken, frail, yet bearing

Through the hungry ages on

Riches giv'n with hand unsparing —

God's great Gift, His precious Son!

Hymn #590