Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

We were introduced to this song by John Newton (recent tune by Laura Taylor) at a worship night at Kenwood recently and have sung it a few times in worship. We’re now enjoying it in our family devos at night. I especially love the fourth verse:

1. Let us love and sing and wonder
Let us praise the Savior’s name
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He has brought us nigh to God

2. Let us love the Lord Who bought us
Pitied us when enemies
Called us by His grace and taught us
Gave us ears and gave us eyes
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He presents our souls to God

3. Let us sing though fierce temptation
Threatens hard to bear us down
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqu’ror’s crown
He, Who washed us with His blood,
He, Who washed us with His blood,
He, Who washed us with His blood,
Soon will bring us home to God

4. Let us wonder grace and justice
Join and point to mercy’s store
When through grace in Christ our trust is
Justice smiles and asks no more
He Who washed us with His blood
He Who washed us with His blood
He Who washed us with His blood
Has secured our way to God

5. Let us praise and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high
Here they trusted Him before us
Now their praises fill the sky
Thou hast washed us with Thy blood
Thou hast washed us with Thy blood
Thou hast washed us with Thy blood
Thou art worthy Lamb of God

©2001 Laura Taylor Music.

Music here, free download here.

3 Comments

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3 responses to “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

  1. kyle

    This has become a favorite in our congregation as well. I like that the melody is complex, but still remarkably singable. I also love (more importantly) that it recites, celebrates, and hopes in the gospel.

  2. I grew up singing this from the Trinity Hymnal in small Baptist churches in Oklahoma. The words are infinitely more precious now that I know the Lord and have been washed in the gospel. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I first discovered this hymn in a Presbyterian church I attended while in seminary. The fourth stanza was one of the most important catalysts in moving my understanding of justification from head to heart. Thanks for posting it, Jim.

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