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How dearly God must love us

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1 How dearly God doth love us,
And this poor world of ours,
To spread blue skies above us,
And deck the earth with flow'rs!
There's not a blossom lowly,
Nor bird that cleaves the air,
But tells, in accents holy,
His kindness and his care.

2 He bids the sun to warm us,
And light the path we tread;
At night, lest aught should harm us,
He guards our lowly bed.
He gives our needful clothing,
And sends our daily food;
His love denies us nothing
His wisdom deemeth good.

3 The Bible, too, he gave us,
That tells how Jesus came,
Whose word can save and cleanse us
From guilt and sin and shame.
O may God's mercies move us
To serve him with our pow'rs;
For O, how he doth love us,
And this poor world of ours!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #320

Author: Mary Xavier

See also Sybil F. Partridge. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How dearly God must love us
Author: Mary Xavier
Refrain First Line: O may God's mercies move us

Tune

AMOR (56453)


WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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AURELIA

Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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Timeline

Instances

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Carmina for Social Worship #d104

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #168

Christ in Song #d205

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Christ in Song #320

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Sacred Songs for Little Singers #33

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d59

Songs of Praise #d105

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d109

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #136

The Evergreen #d32

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The King's Praises #19

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The Morning Hour #46

The New Hosanna #d52

The New Shining Star #51

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The Shining Star #26

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #359

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Voices of Praise #189

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