Thine forever

Representative Text

1 Yours forever, God of love!
Hear us from your throne above;
Yours forever may we be
Here and in eternity!

2 Yours forever, oh, how blest
They who find in you their rest!
Savior, Guardian, heav'nly Friend,
Oh, defend us to the end.

3 Yours forever, Lord of life!
Shield us through our earthly strife.
You, the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Guide us to the realms of day.

4 Yours forever! Shepherd, keep
All your weak and trembling sheep
Safely in your tender care;
Let us all your goodness share.

5 Yours forever! You our guide,
All our needs by you supplied,
All our sins by you forgiv'n,
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heav'n.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #426

Author: Mary Fawler Maude

Maude, Mary Fawler, née Hooper, daughter of George Henry Hooper, of Stanmore, Middlesex, was married in 1841 to the late Joseph Maude, some time Vicar of Chirk, near Ruabon, and Hon. Canon of St. Asaph, who died in Feb. 1887. Mrs. Maude's hymns were published in her Twelve Letters on Confirmation, 1848, and in Memorials of Past Years, 1852 (privately printed). Her best known hymn, is "Thine for ever, God of love" (Confirmation). Concerning it Mrs. Maude says: -- "It was written in 1847 for my class in the Girls' Sunday School of St. Thomas, Newport, Isle of Wight, and published in 1848 at the beginning of a little book called ‘Twelve Letters on Confirmation,' by a Sunday School Teacher, and reprinted in the Memorials, 1852." [S. MSS… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear us from thy throne above, thine forever
Title: Thine forever
Author: Mary Fawler Maude
Refrain First Line: Show the way, guide us to the realms of day
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Worship #426

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