If love, the noblest, purest, best

If love, the noblest, purest, best

Author: Emily Taylor
Published in 9 hymnals

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If love, the noblest, purest, best,
If truth, all other truth above,
May claim return from every breast,
O, surely Jesus claims our love!

There’s not a hope with comfort fraught,
Triumphant over death and time,
But Jesus mingles in that thought,
Forerunner of our course sublime.

His image meets us in the hour
Of joy, and brightens every smile;
We see him, when the tempests lower,
Each terror soothe, each grief beguile.

We see him in the daily round
Of social duty, mild and meek;
With him we tread the hallowed ground,
Communion with our God to seek.

We see his pitying, gentle eye,
When lonely want appeals for aid;
We hear him in the frequent sigh,
That mourns the waste that sin has made.

We meet him at the lowly tomb,
And weep where Jesus wept before;
And there, above the grave’s dark gloom,
We see him rise,—and weep no more.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #146

Author: Emily Taylor

Taylor, Emily, born 1795, was the daughter of Samuel Taylor, of New Buckenham, Norfolk, niece of John Taylor, of Norwich, the hymnwriter, and great grand-daughter of Dr. John Taylor, the Hebraist. Miss Taylor was the writer of numerous tales for children, chiefly historical, and of various books of instruction, and of descriptive natural history. Amongst her publications are:— (1) Letters to a Child on Maritime Discovery, 1820; (2) Vision of Las Casas, and other Poems, 1825; (3) Poetical Illustrations of Passages of Scripture, 1826 ; (4) Tales of the Saxons, 1832; (5) Tales of the English, 1833; (6) Memoir of Sir T. More, 1834; (7) The Boy and the Birds, 1835. She also edited Sabbath Recreations, 1826; and Flowers and Fruit in Old Englis… Go to person page >

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Author: Emily Taylor



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #146Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #146Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d71
Hymns for Sunday Schools #d9
Selected Hymns for the Use of Children in Families or Sunday School #d51
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #179Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d181
The Child's Song Book: for the use of schools and families; being a selection of favourite aires, with hymns and moral songs, suitable for infant instruction #59Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d170
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