On Eternal Love

Eternal love the darling song

Author: Sir William Leighton
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Eternal love, the darling song,
Well pleasing to Jehovah's ear;
Attend ye saved, ye pardoned throng,
With all your graceful notes draw near.

2 'Tis yours to sing the eternal date
Of love divine and how it moves
To helpless men with gladness great,
Sing loud, for God the song approves.

3 Hail Bethlehem! Hail that ruddy morn,
Whose rays adorn the infant God;
Messiah, of a virgin born,
A God, a man to die in blood.

4 For us Salvation wide displays
Her ambient refreshing wing;
In Jesus' name that love we'll praise,
And all its peerless glories sing.

5 We sing the garden and the tree,
Red with the blood that cries for peace;
Heaven echoes back, a pleased in thee
To shew its glories and its grace.

6 We sing a note that high prevails,
Above the angels free from sin,
Who cannot taste the love that heals,
The sweets of conscience thus made clean.

7 Thy love O Jesus is the them,
The song of saints shall ever grow;
All ages to the church proclaim,
How sweetly doth their numbers flow.

8 Here shall the guilty who has lost
The divine favor by his sin,
Find worth that he can safely trust,
A righteousness to glory in.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

Author: Sir William Leighton

Sir William Leighton (/ˈleɪtən/; c. 1565–1622) was an Elizabethan composer and editor who published The Teares and Lamentatacions of a Sorrowfull Soule (1614) which comprised 55 pieces by 21 composers (among them John Bull, William Byrd, John Dowland and Martin Peerson), including eight by himself. There is a modern edition published by Stainer and Bell and a modern facsimile. Several radio broadcasts have been made but no commercial recording has been carried out yet. The book is historically important because it has parts for an instrumental accompaniment of broken consort and introduces the term "consort song". --en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Leighton Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Eternal love the darling song
Title: On Eternal Love
Author: Sir William Leighton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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