Plunged in a Gulf of Dark Despair Lyrics
1 Plunged in a gulf of dark despair,
We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheerful beam of hope,
Or spark of glimmering day.
2 With pitying eyes the Prince of grace
Behold our helpless grief;
He saw, and –O amazing love!–
He ran to our relief.
3 Down from the shining seats above,
With joyful haste He fled;
Entered the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the dead.
4 O for this love, let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues
The Saviour’s praises speak.
5 Angels, assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold;
But when you raise your highest note,
His love can ne’er be told.
Plunged in a Gulf of Dark Despair Hymn Story
Isaac Watts is the author of the hymn, Plunged in a gulf of dark despair.
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