I hear the words of loveAuthor: Horatius Bonar
Tune: ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)
Published in 66 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. I change--He changes not;
the Christ can never die;
His love, not mine, the resting-place;
His truth, not mine, the tie.
5 My love is oftimes low,
my joy still ebbs and flows,
but peace with Him remains the same;
no change Jehovah knows.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #218
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 - 3 of 3)||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|
|Hymns to the Living God #218||I hear the words of love||ST. MICHAEL||Horatius Bonar||SM||2017||Salvation ||
|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|