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Lord, thou on earth didst love thine own

Lord, thou on earth didst love thine own

Author: Ray Palmer
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 43 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Lord, Thou on earth didst love Thine own,
Didst love them to the end;
O still from Thy celestial throne
Let gifts of love descend.

2 The love the Father bears to Thee,
His own eternal Son,
Fill all Thy saints, till all shall be
In pure affection one.

3 As Thou for us didst stoop so low,
Warmed by love’s holy flame,
So let our deeds of kindness flow
To all who bear Thy name.

4 One blessèd fellowship of love,
Thy living Church should stand,
Till, faultless, she at last above
Shall shine at Thy right hand.

5 O glorious day when she, the Bride,
With her dear Lord appears!
When robed in beauty at His side,
She shall forget her tears.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10421

Author: Ray Palmer

Palmer, Ray, D.D., son of the Hon. Thomas Palmer, a Judge in Rhode Island, was born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, Nov. 12, 1808. His early life was spent at Boston, where he was for some time clerk in a dry-goods store. At Boston he joined the Park Street Congregational Church, then under the pastoral care of Dr. S. E. Dwight. After spending three years at Phillips Academy, Andover, he entered Yale College, New Haven, where he graduated in 1830. In 1835 he became pastor of the Central Congregational Church, Bath, Maine. During his pastorate there he visited Europe in 1847. In 1850 he was appointed to the First Congregational Church, at Albany, New York, and in 1865 Corresponding Secretary to the American Congregational Union, New York. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thou on earth didst love thine own
Author: Ray Palmer

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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METROPOLITAN (Layton)


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10421
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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