1 Thine forever, God of Love!
Hear us from Thy throne above;
Thine forever may we be
Here and in eternity!
2 Thine forever! Oh, how blest
They who find in Thee their rest!
Savior, guardian, heav'nly friend,
O defend us to the end!
3 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.
4 Thine forever! Shepherd, keep
These Thy frail and trembling sheep;
Safe alone beneath Thy care,
Let us all Thy goodness share.
5 Thine forever! Thou our guide,
All our wants by Thee supplied,
All our sins by Thee forgiv'n;
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heav'n.
|First Line:||Thine forever, God of love!|
|Title:||Thine Forever, God of Love|
|Author:||Mary F. Maude, 1819-1913|
|Scripture:||Malachi 3:17; John 10:27-30; John 6:39|
|Composer:||Justin H. Knecht, 1752-1817|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|