Linked In The Bond Of Peace

Linked in the bond of peace

Author: Thomas Davis
Tune: FERNIEHURST
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Linked in the bond of peace
Let all with sacred mirth
Lift up one song of praise and love,
While pondering Jesu’s birth.

2 From age to age this day
Hath blest unnumbered hearts;
And still its light shall wake fresh hope,
Till all we mourn departs.

3 Our fathers hailed its dawn
With praise to God above;
And some recalled the Babe divine,
Till burnt once more their love.

4 And love, rekindled thus,
Was fraught with good profound;
The festal day knit heart to heart,
And spread pure joys around.

5 Alas! too oft ’twas stained
With evils, and is still!
But O! let us hold fast the good
And hate and shun the ill.

6 Let all today be peace,
And love, and holy joy;
And earth’s sad needs by kindly deeds
To abate, our best employ.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10999

Author: Thomas Davis

Davis, Thomas, M.A., son of Dr. H. F. Davis, Rector of All Saints, Worcester, and of Pendock, Worcestershire, was born Feb. 15, 1804. He was educated for the law, and practised as a solicitor for two years. He then entered Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated B.A. in 1833, and M.A. in 1837. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of All Saints, Worcester. In 1839 he was preferred as Incumbent of Roundhay, Leeds. Mr. Davis's works, in which his hymns appeared, are:— (1) Devotional Verse for a Month, 1855; (2) Songs for the Suffering, 1859; (3) The Family Hymnal, 1860; (4) Hymns, Old and New, for Church and Home, and for travel by Land or Sea; consisting of 223 selected, and 260 Original Hymns, Lond., Longmans, 1864; and (5) Annus Sanctus… Go to person page >

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First Line: Linked in the bond of peace
Title: Linked In The Bond Of Peace
Author: Thomas Davis
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Hymns Old and New (London: Longman, Green, Roberts and Green, 1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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