My Song Is Love Unknown
|1. 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?
2. He came from his blest throne,
|3. 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.
4. In life, no house, no home
– Samuel Crossman (1623-1683)
Sung by Susan Diamond
Commentary: “My Song Is Love Unknown” is the best-known hymn of Anglican minister Samuel Crossman. Crossman wrote it in 1664, in the midst of a period of exile from the Church of England, where he had caused controversy with his support of Puritanism. This he later renounced, and once reinstated in the Church, he became a royal chaplain, then, in 1683, a dean of Bristol Cathedral.