Love, Love, O How Sweet

I love to reflect on God's wonderful might

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [I love to reflect on God's wonderful might]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love to reflect on God’s wonderful might;
The pow’r that but spake and at once there was light,
That made the whole earth and the heavens above;
Yet sweetest of all is to think of His love.

Refrain:
Love, love, O how sweet is the word,
Love; love from the heart of the Lord.
There’s nothing in heaven or earth that can move
My heart like the story of Jesus’ great love.

2 I love the bright sunshine, the grass and the tree;
I love the blue sky and the green rolling sea;
The blossoms of spring and the rainbow above,
But brighter and fairer than they is His love. [Refrain]

3 I love the sweet notes of the bird wild and free,
The woodland and brooks with their mild melody;
I hope to hear angel choirs singing above;
But no note so sweet as the tale of His love. [Refrain]

4 I think of the homeland, the land of my rest,
Where toil-weary pilgrims shall finish their quest;
The thing that charms most in that prospect above
Is this, that each heart shall be perfect in love. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #60

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love to reflect on God's wonderful might
Title: Love, Love, O How Sweet
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Love, love, O how sweet
Copyright: Public Domain

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