6558. Thine Forever! God of Love

1. Thine forever! God of love,
Hear us from Thy throne above;
Thine forever may we be
Here and in eternity.

2. Thine forever! Lord of life,
Shield us through our earthly strife;
Thou, the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Guide us to the realms of day.

3. Thine forever! O how blest
They who find in Thee their rest!
Savior, guardian, heavenly friend,
O defend us to the end.

4. Thine forever! Savior, keep
These Thy frail and trembling sheep,
Safe alone beneath Thy care,
Let us all Thy goodness share.

5. Thine forever in that day
When the world shall pass away;
When the trumpet note shall sound,
And the nations underground

6. Shall the awful summons hear,
Which proclaims the judgment near.
Thine forever, ’neath Thy wings
Hide and save us, King of kings.

7. Thine forever! Thou our guide,
All our wants by Thee supplied,
All our sins by Thee forgiven,
Lead us, Lord, from earth to Heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Thine forever! God of love
Title: Thine Forever! God of Love
Author: Mary F. Maude (1847)
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Notes: It was written in 1847 in the Girls' Sunday School of St. Thomas, Newport, Isle of Wight, and pub. in 1848 at the beginning of a little book called 'Twelve Letters on Confirmation,' by a Sunday School Teacher, and reprinted in the Memorials, 1852. Alternate tunes: EVERMORE, Henry J. Gauntlett, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868; HORSHAM, traditional tune, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 608; NEWINGTON, William D. MacLagan, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Luigi Cherubini, 1760-1842
Meter: 77.77
Incipit: 56571 65443 56571
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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