1701. Gather Us In, Thou Love That Fillest All

1. Gather us in, Thou Love that fillest all;
Gather our rival faiths within Thy fold;
Rend each man’s temple veil, and bid it fall,
That we may know that Thou hast been of old.

2. Gather us in—we worship only Thee;
In varied names we stretch a common hand;
In diverse forms a common soul we see;
In many ships we seek one spirit land.

3. Each sees one color of Thy rainbow light,
Each looks upon one tint and calls it heaven;
Thou art the fullness of our partial sight;
We are not perfect till we find the seven.

4. Thine is the mystic life great India craves;
Thine is the Parsee’s sin-destroying beam;
Thine is the Buddhist’s rest from tossing waves;
Thine is the empire of vast China’s dream.

5. Thine is the Roman’s strength without his pride;
Thine is the Greek’s glad world without its graves;
Thine is Judea’s law with love beside,
The truth that censures and the grace that saves.

6. Some seek a Father in the heav’ns above;
Some ask a human image to adore;
Some crave a spirit vast as life and love;
Within Thy mansions we have all and more.

Text Information
First Line: Gather us in, Thou Love that fillest all
Title: Gather Us In, Thou Love That Fillest All
Author: George Matheson (1890)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Source: Sacred Songs, 1890
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: PENITENTIA
Composer: Edward Dearle (1874)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 33451 22343 32165
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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