718. O love divine, that stooped to share

1 O love divine, that stooped to share
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear!
On thee we cast each earth-born care;
We smile at pain while thou art near.

2 Though long the weary way we tread,
And sorrow crown each lingering year,
No path we shun, no darkness dread;
Our hearts still whispering, "Thou art near!"

3 When drooping pleasure turns to grief,
And trembling faith is changed to fear,
The murmuring wind, the quivering leaf,
Shall softly tell us, "Thou art near!"

4 On thee we fling our burdening woe,
O love divine, forever dear;
Content to suffer while we know,
Living and dying, thou art near!

Text Information
First Line: O love divine, that stooped to share
Author: Oliver W. Holmes
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Trust and Resignation
Tune Information
Name: YORK
Composer: Edwin Barnes
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #914, 347, or 136.

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