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How shall we show our love to thee

How shall we show our love to thee

Author: Isaac Williams
Tune: STOCKTON (Wright)
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How shall we show our love to Thee,
Thou living God most high,
But loving this Thy family,
For which Thou deignedst to die?

2 If Thou for me such Love didst bear,
Shall I not love again?
For all are objects of Thy care;
Thy Love doth all sustain.

3 If we have love for Thee in heaven,
'Tis seen by love on earth:
Love only, love which God hath given,
Doth prove our heavenly birth.

4 For all we know of God above,
And of His saints below,
And all we know of heaven, is Love,
And all we need to know.

5 Love is of life the only sign,
Love is our vital breath;
Love only shows the child divine,
Love only conquers death.

6 Whate'er we do, where'er we go,
Let love our sonship prove:
Our lives the first celestial show,
Our thoughts and words be love.

7 O deign to send the love of Thee
From highest heaven above;
For then our life Thy praise shall be,
When all our life is love.

8 With praise to Thee our strains began,
With love of Thee shall end;
The love of Thee, and love of man,
From heaven O deign to send!



Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #478

Author: Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams was born in London, in 1802. His father was a barrister. The son studied at Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained the prize for Latin verse. He graduated B.A. 1826, M.A. 1831, and B.D. 1839. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, and Priest in 1831. His clerical appointments were Windrush (1829), S. Mary the Virgin's, Oxford (1832), and Bisley (1842-1845). He was Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1832 to 1842. During the last twenty years of his life his health was so poor as to permit but occasional ministerial services. He died in 1865. He was the author of some prose writings, amongst which are Nos. 80, 86 and 87 of the "Oxford Tracts." His commentaries are favourably known. He also published quite a large num… Go to person page >

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First Line: How shall we show our love to thee
Author: Isaac Williams

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Christian Praise #452

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Church Book #478

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Church Book #478

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1049

Hymns of Devotion #d64

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d202

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The Book of Worship #414

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d181

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