491. O Perfect Love

1 O perfect love, all human thought transcending,
lowly we kneel in prayer before your throne,
that theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
whom, now and evermore, you join in one.

2 O perfect life, be always their assurance
of tender charity and steadfast faith,
of patient hope and quiet brave endurance,
with childlike trust that fears not pain nor death.

3 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
and to life's day the glorious unknown morrow
that dawns upon eternal love and life.

Text Information
First Line: O perfect Love, all human thought transcending
Title: O Perfect Love
Author: Dorothy Frances Gurney (1883)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Topic: The Church at Worship: Marriage; Love; Holy Thursday: Year A
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1889)
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Key: D Major

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