5065. O Love Divine and Golden

1. O love divine and golden,
Mysterious depth and height,
To Thee the world beholden,
Looks up for life and light;
O love divine and gentle,
The blesser and the blest,
Beneath Thy care parental
The world lies down in rest.

2. O love divine and tender,
That through our homes dost move,
Veiled in the softened splendor
O holy household love,
A throne without Thy blessing
Were labor without rest,
And cottages possessing
Thy blessedness are blest.

3. God bless these hands united;
God bless these hearts made one!
Unsevered and unblighted
May they through life go on,
Here in earth’s home preparing
For the bright home above,
And there forever sharing
Its joy where God is love.

Text Information
First Line: O love divine and golden
Title: O Love Divine and Golden
Author: John S. B. Monsell (1857)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: Spiritual Songs, 1857
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: CARLETON, A. Dicks, in The Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Hymnal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (London: Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 899
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1872)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 32346 53353 12332
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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