Love's Great Decree


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  • 1. One day so long ago,
    The Royal King above
    Sat upon His throne,
    Looked down to earth in love;
    And through the din of time
    He saw me in my need,
    He stood beside His throne
    And gave love's great decree,
    Great decree.

    2. He loosed His royal robes
    And stepped into the fray,
    Clothed in rags of flesh,
    Became a Man that day;
    He lived as man on earth
    And faced temptation's strain;
    He fought the pow'r of hell,
    The Tempter fought in vain,
    Fought in vain!

    CHORUS: Love, O such love, how unfailing,
    Love, O such love, how prevailing!
    Mercies so tender, and peace for all time,
    All glory to this Savior Divine!

    3. Vict'ry marked His life,
    But wicked men conspired;
    Hung Him on the cross
    God's Son was crucified;
    But when He cried, "It's done,"
    Gave up the ghost and died;
    God's plan of love complete,
    The debt was satistied, satisfied!

    4. Satan thought He'd won
    As Christ lay in the tomb;
    The hope of ages dashed,
    The saints were filled with gloom;
    But then heav'n's pow'r awoke
    And shook the earth below;
    Death's grip of fear was crushed,
    Christ lives forevermore, evermore!

    CHORUS: Love, O such love, so unfailing,
    Love, O such love, how prevailing!
    Mercies so tender, and peace for all time,
    All glory to this Savior Divine!

    CHORUS: Love, O such love, how unfailing,
    Love, O such love, how prevailing!
    Mercies so tender, and peace for all time,
    All glory to this Savior Divine!

    Words by Larry A. Hamblen and Jerry D. Hamblen.
    Music by Jerry D. Hamblen. Copyright 1999.
    Hamblen & Hamblen Music. All Rights Reserved.
    CCLI #: 2921079.

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