My Song Is Love Unknown – as sung by Alicia Marie Harding & Jack Marti

My Song Is Love Unknown – as sung by Alicia Marie Harding & Jack Marti

A number of years ago, Alicia asked me to accompany her as she sang this song for a church service. It worked out so well, we decided to make a recording of our arrangement. I used that recording to help create this video. May it bless all who listen.

My song is love unknown,
My Savior's love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight,
Sweet injuries! Yet they at these
Themselves displease, and ‘gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav'n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

Words: Sam­u­el Cross­man, The Young Man's Med­i­ta­tion, 1664.

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Natalia W says:

Lovely 🙂
God Bless You

Amarante099 says:

Thanks for sharing! Beautiful hymn and excellent singing!

Jack Marti says:

Thanks, Raymond!

Jack Marti says:

I'm glad!! 🙂

Jack Adams says:

That is so beautifully sung.. so enjoyed.

raymondcrooke says:

Beautifully sung and played.

Jack Marti says:

Thanks, Virgina!

Jack Marti says:

Thanks, Bob! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

bob231046 says:

So nicely sung by you both ! Thanks for sharing such lovely moments ! Best Regards, Bob

shargram says:

Very well done Alicia and Jack, lovely vocals by both of you also.

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