O everlasting Love

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1 O everlasting Love,
wellspring of grace and peace,
pour down your fullness from above,
bid doubt and trouble cease.

2 O everlasting Fount
from which the waters burst,
the streams of the eternal mount
that quench time’s sorest thirst.

3 O everlasting Health
from which all healing springs,
my bliss, my treasure, and my wealth,
to you my spirit clings.

4 O everlasting Rest,
lift off life’s load of care!
Relieve, revive this burdened breast,
and ev’ry sorrow bear.

5 O everlasting Strength,
uphold me in the way;
bring me, in spite of foes, at length
to joy, and light, and day!

Source: Voices Together #733

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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