O God, Whose Law From Age To Age

O God, whose law from age to age

Author: John Haynes Holmes (1910)
Tune: ST. LEONARD (Hiles)
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 O God, whose law from age to age,
No chance or change can know,
Whose love forever more abides,
While aeons come and go;
From all the strife of earthly life,
To Thine embrace we flee,
And ’mid our crowding doubts and fears
Would put our trust in Thee.

2 The winds, Thy faithful messengers,
Are guided by Thy hand,
Thy ministers, the flames of fire,
Obey Thy stern command;
The seas resound within the bound
Where Thy dominion reigns,
And wheeling planets seek the paths
Thy mighty will ordains.

3 Thy holy purpose moves before
The nations on their way,
And leads the stumbling hosts of men
From darkness into day.
No captain’s sword, no prophet’s word,
But Thy great mercy prove;
No clime or kindred but attest
Thy providence of love.

4 Dear Father, we would learn to trust
The doing of Thy will,
And in Thy perfect law of love
Our doubts and fears would still.
Help us to know, in joy or woe,
Thy ways are always best,
And we, Thy children evermore,
By Thy great goodness blest.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #55

Author: John Haynes Holmes

Born: November 29, 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: April 3, 1964, New York City. Buried: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, New York City. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa. His grandfather, John Cummings Haynes, manager of the Oliver Ditson music publishing house, helped pay his Harvard tuition. Holmes was ordained in 1904, and became minister of the Unitarian Third Congregational Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts. In February 1907, he became junior minister at the Church of the Messiah in New York City. His works include: I Speak for Myself, 1959 Collected Hymns, 1960 --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, whose law from age to age
Title: O God, Whose Law From Age To Age
Author: John Haynes Holmes (1910)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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