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120C. O God of Love, Forever Blest

1 O God of love, forever blest,
pity my suffering state.
When will you set my soul at rest
from lips that love deceit?

Too long my soul (has made its home)
with those who lift the sword.
I am for peace (but when I speak),
they make for war.

2 I cried in trouble to the Lord,
and he has answered me.
From lying lips and crafty tongue,
O Lord, my soul set free. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O God of love, forever blest
Title: O God of Love, Forever Blest
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Author (prayer): Linea Reimer Geiser
Publication Date: 2012
Meter: with refrain
Topic: Affliction; Peace; Peacemakers (3 more...)
Refrain First Line: Too long my soul has made its home
Notes: The lead and echo arrangement of the refrain is an option and can be sung by any two groups. When the echo is not used, sing the entire text, with the exception of the repeated “who lift.”. Optional concluding prayer included.
Copyright: Prayer © 1988 Linea Reimer Geiser
Tune Information
Name: SHALOM 120
Composer: Bruce Benedict
Arranger: Greg Scheer
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 2009 Cardiphonia Music ; Arr. © 2011 Greg Scheer

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