Book of Grace

Book of grace, and book of glory

Author: Thomas MacKellar (1843)
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1 Book of grace and book of glory,
Gift of God to age and youth,
Wondrous is thy sacred story,
Bright, bright with truth.

2 Book of love in accents tender
Speaking unto such as we;
May it lead us, Lord, to render
All, all to Thee.

Source: The Service Hymnal: Compiled for general use in all religious services of the Church, School and Home #331

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

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First Line: Book of grace, and book of glory
Title: Book of Grace
Author: Thomas MacKellar (1843)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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