My Song is Love Unknown

My song is love unknown,
     My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
     That they might lovely be.
O who am I,
     That for my sake
     My Lord should take
Frail flesh and die?

-Samuel Crossman (1664)

Entire text at Cyberhymnal.  Our book has five of the verses, and we sing it to the tune CALKIN.

What is your song?

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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5 Responses to My Song is Love Unknown

  1. Diane says:

    I love this text. Heard it first at Faith Free Pres. in Greenville when Alan Cairns was still pastoring there. i love how it goes through the “old, old story”.

  2. Jon Gleason says:

    Sorted out the formatting. 🙂

  3. Judi says:

    We sang this in church this morning – all seven verses. I admit that sometimes I’m inured to the Gospel- bored, maybe ,I’m ashamed to say. But this hymn brought me to tears- a real “Holy Spirit Moment”.
    Centuries later, a hymnwriter still leaves a mark.. And the Holy Spirit moves in this 50-something…

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Hi, Judi. There are so many ways the Lord reminds us of what He has done for us, and the old hymns can still be so powerful, can’t they? Thank you for the comment.

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