O the love of Christ the Shepherd
to seek out from every land,
Fallen and rebellious sinners
long before the world began.
Overwhelmed with deep compassion
for His sheep astray and lost,
He devised a rescue mission
that would take Him to the cross.
With the love of Christ constraining,
we will live for Him Who died,
Till His name among all nations
be made known and glorified.
Oh the call of Christ the Savior
to propel His ransomed ones,
To go forth in gospel power
to all people, tribes, and tongues!
Millions die with no salvation;
half the world untold and lost.
Boldly go across the nations
and preach nothing but the cross. Chorus
Oh the grace of Christ the Sovereign
to receive around His throne,
Distant souls from every nation
once estranged, but now His own!
Bound by blood, we'll stand together,
unified by love's great cost;
With one voice we'll sing forever,
"Thank you, Jesus, for the Cross!" Chorus