May the Lord in love and mercy

May the Lord in love and mercy

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [May the Lord in love and mercy]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 May the Lord in love and mercy,
Watch between us while apart;
And the cord of true affection,
Bind together every heart.

May the Lord keep watch between us,
When our ways lie apart,
May the blessing of His presence,
Comfort every lonely heart.

2 May the One who never slumbers,
Over us His vigil keep;
Then will we be safe from danger,
When we walk or when we sleep. [Refrain]

3 When long absent from each other,
May we trust our Father’s care;
He will guard us from all peril,
He is present everywhere. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #106

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: May the Lord in love and mercy
Author: Birdie Bell
Copyright: Public Domain
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