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He who by a mother’s love

He who by a mother’s love

Author: George MacDonald
Tune: FLOYD
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 He who by a mother’s love
made the wandering world his own
every year comes from above,
comes the parted to atone,
binding earth to the Father's throne,
binding earth to the Father's throne.

2 But thou comest every day.
No, thou never didst depart,
never hour has been away:
always with us, Lord, thou art,
always with us, Lord, thou art,
binding, binding heart to heart.



Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #277

Author: George MacDonald

Macdonald, George, LL.D., was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Dec. 10, 1824, and educated at King's College, Aberdeen, where he graduated M.A., and from which he afterwards received the honorary degree of LL.D. For a brief time he studied for the Congregational ministry at Highbury College, London, and then became the Minister of the Congregational Church at Arundel, Sussex (1850-53). He afterwards preached for a short time to a small company at Manchester and Bolton. Relinquishing the ministry, he became Lecturer on English Literature at King's College, London, and ultimately gave himself up entirely to literary work. Dr. Macdonald has acquired a great reputation by means of his works of fiction, most of which were originally contributed to… Go to person page >

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