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103. God Is Love; His Mercy Brightens

1 God is Love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens:
God is Wisdom, God is Love.

2 Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never:
God is Wisdom, God is Love.

3 E'en the hour that darkest seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the mist His brightness streameth:
God is Wisdom, God is Love.

4 He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth:
God is Wisdom, God is Love.


Text Information
First Line: God is Love; His mercy brightens
Title: God Is Love; His Mercy Brightens
Author: John Bowring (1792-1872)
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: God: Light; God: Love and Fatherhood; God: Wisdom (1 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: R. Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7.
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music from The English Hymnal. Used by permission of Oxford University Press.
Notes: Alternative tune, "Stuttgart," Hymn 151, second tune.

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