I hear the words of loveAuthor: Horatius Bonar
Tune: ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)
Published in 65 hymnals
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1 I hear the words of love,
I gaze upon the blood,
I see the mighty sacrifice,
And I have peace with God.
2 'Tis everlasting peace!
Sure as Jehovah’s name,
'Tis stable as his steadfast throne,
For evermore the same.
3 The clouds may go and come,
And storms may sweep my sky,
This blood-sealed friendship changes not,
The cross is ever nigh.
4 My love is oftimes low,
My joy still ebbs and flows,
But peace with him remains the same,
No change Jehovah knows.
5 That which can shake the cross
May shake the peace it gave,
Which tells me Christ has never died,
Or never left the grave!
6 Till then my peace is sure,
It will not, cannot yield,
Jesus, I know, has died and lives,—
On this firm rock I build.
7 I change, he changes not,
The Christ can never die;
His love, not mine, the resting-place,
His truth, not mine, the tie.
8 The Cross still stands unchanged,
Though heaven is now his home,
The mighty stone is rolled away,
But yonder is his tomb!
9 And yonder is my peace,
The grave of all my woes!
I know the Son of God has come,
I know he died and rose.
8 I know he liveth now,
At God’s right hand above,
I know the throne on which he sits,
I know his truth and love!
Source: Hymns of Faith and Hope (2nd series) #155
I hear the words of love. H. Bonar. [Good Friday—Holy Communion.] Appended in the 2nd series of his Hymns of Faith & Hope, 1861, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "He died and lives." Two centos from this hymn are in common use, both beginning with stanza i. The first, suitable for Passiontide, is in Nicholson's Appendix Hymnal, 1866; and the second, for Holy Communion, in Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #436||I hear the words of love||I hear the words of love||SOUTHWELL (DAMON)||H. Bonar (1808-1889)||6 6 8 6 (SM)||1987||God's Church | Faith and Trust; Pentecost 17 | The Proof of Faith; Pentecost 19 | The Life of Faith|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2834||I Hear the Words of Love||I hear the words of love||NEWLAND (Gauntlett)||Horatius Bonar||SM||<cite>Hymns of Faith & Hope</cite>, second series, 1861|