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.

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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

Text Information

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
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