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God is love, by him upholden

God is love, by him upholden

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 God is love, by Him upholden,
Hang the glorious orbs of light,
In their language, glad and golden,
Speaking to us day and night
Their great story,
God is love, and God is light.

2 Through that precious love He sought us
Wandering from His holy ways;
With that precious life He bought us,
Then let all our future days
Tell this story,
Love is life, our lives be praise.

3. Gladsome is the theme and glorious,
Praise to Christ our gracious Head;
Christ, the risen Christ, victorious,
Earth and hell hath captive led.
Welcome story!
Love lives on, and death is dead.

4. Up to Him let each affection
Daily rise and round Him move;
Our whole lives one resurrection
To the life of life above;
Their glad story,
God is life, and God is love.

Source: Ecumenical Praise #47

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

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First Line: God is love, by him upholden
Author: John S. B. Monsell

Tune

HEBER (Hopkins)


WYLDE GREEN


CORONAE (Monk)

William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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