Make Channels for the Streams of Love

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1 Make channels for the streams of love
where they may broadly run;
and love has overflowing streams
to fill them every one.

2 But if at any time we cease
such channels to provide,
the very founts of love for us
will soon be parched and dried.

3 For we must share, if we would keep
this gift all else above;
we cease to give, we cease to have —
such is the law of love.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #299

Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

Trench, Richard Chenevix, D.D. was born in North Frederick Street, Dublin, on Sept. 9th, 1807, during a visit of his parents of some mouths to Ireland. His father was Richard Trench, 6th son of Frederick Trench, of Woodlands, Co. Galway; his mother Melesina, only grandchild and heiress of Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, and widow of Colonel St. George. On his mother's side he was almost purely French, the grandfather of Bishop Chenevix of Waterford, Philip Chenevix of d'Eply of Loraine having only taken refuge in England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The Huguenot refugee families married for a long time within themselves, and in Mrs. Richard Trench, four distinct foreign strains were blended. Her sons (the Archbishop and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Make channels for the streams of love
Title: Make Channels for the Streams of Love
Author: Richard Chenevix Trench
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain





The tune is based on the the beginning of the soprano aria "Non vi piacque ingiusti dei" from the opera "Siroe"

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Singing the Living Tradition #299

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