1 God of love, from above,
Hear us as we pray;
Bending near, calm each fear,
Bless our lives this day.
God of love, we come to seek Thy blessing,
Give a message to each waiting heart;
Hear Thy children, ev’ry need confessing,
Peace and comfort to each soul impart;
Give us strength for ev’ry coming duty,
By Thy goodness may our feet be led,
Teach us lessons full of love and beauty,
As the path of life with Thee we tread.
2 Help the weak, gently speak
Words of hope and cheer;
Day by day, lead the way
Make each duty clear. [Refrain]
3 To each heart, strength impart,
Guide us by Thy grace;
Till at last, toiling past,
We shall see Thy face. [Refrain]
C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >