O God of love, to thee we bow

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1 O God of love, to you we bow,
and pray for these before you now,
That closely knit in holy vow
they may in you become as one.

2 Whatever comes to be their share
of quickening joy or burdening care,
In power to do and grace to bear,
may they in you remain as one.

3 Eternal love, with them abide;
through change and chance, O be their guide,
Let nothing in this life divide
those whom you now have joined as one.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #363

Author: William W. Jenkins

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O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the…

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[O God of love to Thee we bow]




The Cyber Hymnal #4897
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Small Church Music #5738
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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #350Text
Hymns of Truth & Light #69
Small Church Music #5738Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4897TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #363Text
Include 5 pre-1979 instances