Love of God, all love excelling, How can I

Love of God, all love excelling, How can I

Author: W. T. Moore
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Love of God, all love excelling!
How can I its wonders tell!
Now my troubled spirit quelling,
Now it breaks the power of hell:
O, what mercies, O what mercies
Start beneath its magic spell!

2 Love of God, all love embracing
In its wide extended arms;
All our doubts and fears displacing,
Saves our souls from death's alarms;
O, what sweetness, O, what sweetness
Dwells within its blissful charms.

3 Love of God, all love possessing!
Filling all our souls with joy;
Pouring on each heart a blessing,
Which no time can e'er destroy:
Now may praises, now may praises
All our hearts and tongues employ.

4 Love of God, all love extending
Far o'er sea and ocean strands;
Thou art on the breezes sending
Joyful news to distant lands;
May thy triumphs, may thy triumphs
Bind the world within thy bands.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #37b

Author: W. T. Moore

Moore, William Thomas. (Henry County, Kentucky, August 27, 1832--September 7, 1926, Orland, Florida) Disciple. A "cosmopolitan," he gained denominational fame for his liberal attitude toward the validity of non-immersionist forms of baptism during his tenure at minister of an independent congregation in London. Member of the five-man committee that produced the 1865 Christian Hymn Book (also appointed to a similar committee chosen to make the 1882 Christian Hymnal, Revised, but, being in London, was unable to serve); both books include his "Let every heart and tongue," "Listen to the gospel, telling," "Love of God, all love excelling," "O that I had wings like a dove," and "Thy kingdom, gracious Lord." He was the author of Comprehensive His… Go to person page >

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First Line: Love of God, all love excelling, How can I
Author: W. T. Moore
Copyright: Public Domain



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