O Christ, My Lord, Whose Perfect Life

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1 O Christ, my Lord, whose perfect life
Alone can make my life complete,
With tears I bring that life to Thee,
And lay it at Thy feet.

2 The gifts of earth it has not lacked;
It knows the world’s felicity;
Yet, Thee unknown, this golden wealth
Is direful poverty.

3 No human life was ever blessed
With human love more rich and rare;
But never finds my heart its peace,
Unless Thyself art there.

4 The grace of gentlest ministries,
The precious boon of love’s caress,
Without Thy tender words and touch,
Leave only restlessness.


Source: The Abingdon Song Book #274

Author: Frank Mason North

North, Frank Mason, D.D., b. at New York, Dec. 3, 1850, graduated at Wesleyan University 1872, and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1872. In 1892 he became Correspondence Secretary of the New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society, and is now (1905) editor of The Christian City. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Jesus, the calm that fills my breast. [Peace.] In The Plymouth Hymnal,1894; Sursum Corda, 1898; The Methodist Hymnal, 1905, &c. 2. When cross the crowded ways of life. [City Missions.] In The Methodist Hymnal, 1905. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ, my Lord, whose perfect life
Title: O Christ, My Lord, Whose Perfect Life
Author: Frank Mason North
Language: English


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The Abingdon Song Book #274

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