No greater love than this (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: No Greater Love Than This
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano, flute (optional)

Published: composer

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Original text and translations

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He bore a crown of plaited thorn, the mockery of men
A heavy cross, a heavy heart, a heavy load of sin
To recompense our mortal debt, to heal and make us whole
Upon the cross at Calvary he offered up his soul
Look on Jesus, oh mankind
Behold what grief is his!
In all creation we will find
No greater love than this.

He said, "The Son of Man hath not [a place] to lay his head,"
And even in death 'twas in a borrowed tomb the Lord was laid
His body bearing bitter wounds in hands and feet and side
Anointed and prepared in haste against the falling night,
Look on Jesus, oh mankind,
What meager lot is his!
In all creation we will find
No greater love than this.

The empty tomb proclaims his triumph, wrought this Easter morn
For death and hell are overcome in Jesus Christ our Lord
He is risen from the dead, and so shall all men rise
For by him is the grave become the threshold of the skies
Look on Jesus, oh mankind,
What victory is his!
In all creation we will find
No greater love than this.