One of the most iconic hymn writers in D.L. Moody’s time was Fanny Crosby. Blinded by a childhood illness, she still lived with great courage and wrote many of the inspiring hymns we still use today. The words of her poetry and hymns reflect the gentle heart dedicated to her Savior. This song “Behold the Wondrous Love” was used in Ira Sankey, Moody’s ministry partner, in the Sacred Songs & Solos hymnbook.
Behold the Wondrous Love
Behold, behold the wondrous love,
That ever flows from God above
Through Christ His only Son, who gave
His precious blood our souls to save.
All praise and glory be unto Jesus
For He hath purchased a full salvation;
Behold how wondrous the proclamation,
“Whosoever will may come!”
Behold a fountain in His side,
To all the world is opened wide;
Where all may come, by sin oppressed,
And find in Him sweet peace and rest.
Behold Him now exalted high
Above the bright and starry sky;
Yet through His Word He calleth still,
“Come unto Me,” whoever will.
Behold in Him the Living Way,
That onward leads to endless day;
Where, saved by grace, the ransomed throng
Lift up the everlasting song.