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Come, let us sing of a wonderful love

Come, let us sing of a wonderful love

Author: Robert Walmsley
Tune: WONDERFUL LOVE (Watson)
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 Come let us sing of a wonderful love,
tender and true;
out of the heart of the Father above,
streaming to me and to you:
wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

2 Jesus, the Saviour, this gospel to tell,
joyfully came;
came with the helpless and hopeless to dwell,
sharing their sorrow and shame;
seeking the lost,
saving, redeeming at measureless cost.

3 Jesus is seeking the wanderers yet;
why do they roam?
Love only waits to forgive and forget;
home! weary wanderer, home!
Wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

4 Come to my heart, O thou wonderful love,
come and abide,
lifting my life till it rises above
envy and falsehood and pride:
seeking to be
lowly and humble, a learner of thee.

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #121

Author: Robert Walmsley

Walmsley, Robert, was b. at Manchester March 18, 1831, went to Sale in 1870, where he was till 1904 in business as a jeweller, and d. at Sale Oct. 30, 1905. He was a Congregationalist, and was for 28 years connected with the work of the Manchester Sunday School Union, many of his hymns being written for the annual Whitweek Festival. He published 44 of them, with a preface dated Dec. 1900, as Sacred Songs for Children of all Ages. They are simple, musical, full of a deep love of God, of the works of God in nature, and of little children, and deserve to be more extensively used. The best-known of the longer hymns are:— 1. O praise our God to-day; Ye people haste to pay. [Praise to God.] Dated 1899, and included in his Sacred Songs, &… Go to person page >

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #917
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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #26
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #121TextPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #94
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #691
Singing the Faith #443
Small Church Music #816Audio
The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #36
The Cyber Hymnal #917TextScoreAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #574TextPage Scan
Include 15 pre-1979 instances



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