The Bond of Perfectness

How sweet this bond of perfectness

Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Tune: [How sweet this bond of perfectness]
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 How sweet this bond of perfectness,
The wondrous love of Jesus;
A pure foretaste of heaven’s bliss,
Oh, fellowship so precious!

Oh, brethren, how this perfect love
Unites us all in Jesus!
One heart, and soul, and mind we prove
The union heaven gave us.

2 The bond that circles heaven’s pure—
Oh, wondrous, wondrous story!—
Has dropped around the holy here,
And fills us all with glory. [Refrain]

3 Oh, praise the Lord for love divine
That binds us all together;
A thousand chords our hearts entwine,
Forever and forever. [Refrain]

4 “God over all and in us all,”
And through each holy brother;
No pow’r of earth or hell, withal,
Can rend us from each other. [Refrain]

5 Oh, mystery of heaven’s peace!
Oh, bond of heaven’s union!
Our souls in fellowship embrace,
And live in sweet communion. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #669

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet this bond of perfectness
Title: The Bond of Perfectness
Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O brethren, how this perfect love
Copyright: Public Domain



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