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Better far than life to me

Like a vine whose tender branches

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: CALON LÂN
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Like a vine whose tender branches
’Round the oak have learned to cling;
So my heart has found a shelter
In Thy love, O Lord, my king.

Refrain:
Day by day my lips shall offer
Grateful songs of praise to Thee;
For Thy wondrous lovingkindness,
Better far than life to me.

2 As a bird on pinions weary,
Trembling seeks its parent nest,
Came my spirit heavy laden
To its refuge on Thy breast. [Refrain]

3 In Thy precious lovingkindness
Shall my trusting soul abide,
From the arrows of oppression
Guarded safe on every side. [Refrain]

4 Higher than the hills that circle
’Round Thy throne in Heaven above,
Deeper than the mighty ocean
Is Thy vast eternal love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10322

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like a vine whose tender branches
Title: Better far than life to me
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Day by day my lips shall offer

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10322
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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