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Love for all and can it be

Love for all and can it be

Author: Samuel Longfellow
Tune: HORTON (Schnyder)
Published in 94 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Love for all! and can it be?
Can I hope it is for me—
I, who strayed so long ago;
Strayed so far, and fell so low?

2 I, the disobedient child,
Wayward, passionate and wild;
I, who left my Father's home,
In forbidden ways to roam;

3 I, who spurned his loving hold;
I, who would not be controlled;
I, who would not hear his call;
I, the wilful prodigal—

4 To my Father can I go?
At his feet myself I'll throw;
In his house there yet may be
Place—a servant's place—for me.

3 See! my Father waiting stands;
See! he reaches out his hands:
God is love; I know, I see,
Love for me—yes, even me.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #17

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love for all and can it be
Author: Samuel Longfellow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #353


The Cyber Hymnal #11154

Include 92 pre-1979 instances
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