It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine

It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine

Author: Mary Shekleton
Tune: [It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine]
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1 It passes knowledge, that dear love of thine,
my Saviour Jesus; yet this soul of mine
would of thy love, in all its breadth and length,
its height and depth and everlasting strength,
know more and more.

2 It passes telling, that dear love of thine,
my Saviour Jesus; yet these lips of mine
would fain proclaim to sinners far and near
a love which can remove all guilty fear
and love beget.

3 It passes praises, that dear love of thine,
my Saviour Jesus; yet this heart of mine
would sing a love, so full, so rich, so free,
Which brings a rebel sinner, such as me,
nigh unto God.

4 At last, when Jesus face to face I see,
when at his lofty throne I bow the knee,
then of his love, in all its breadth and length,
its height and depth, its everlasting strength,
my soul shall sing.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #230

Author: Mary Shekleton

Shekleton, Mary, was born in 1827, and died in Dublin, Sep. 28, 1883. She was for many years an invalid, during which time she wrote several hymns, which were printed in broadsheet form. Several of these are given in Chosen, Chastened, Crowned. Memorials of Mary Shekleton, late Secretary of the Invalid's Prayer Union, by her Sister, 1884, and are in common use:-(l) "It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine" (Love of Jesus), 1863; and (2), "One fervent wish, my God! it speaks the whole" (Desiring to know Jesus), 1367. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine
Author: Mary Shekleton

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Complete Mission Praise #349

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #526

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #471a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #471b

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The Cyber Hymnal #3117

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #230

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