O heart of God, so tender

O heart of God, so tender

Author: J. V. Smith
Tune: CENTENARY
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O heart of God, so tender!
O love of Christ to me!
The treasures of Thy goodness
Are vaster than the sea,
With boundless grace and mercy
The Gospel call is given,
That man, bowed down and weary,
May sing of Home and Heaven.

2 O heart of God, so constant!
Unchanging, true and pure,
To-morrow and for ever
Thy love is always sure.
What though our friends may fail us,
And cast our trust aside,
Yet closer than a brother
Thou dost for e'er abide.

3 O heart of God, so helpful!
What matchless power is Thine!
No trusting soul can perish
Upheld by strength divine.
Thy holy arm is ever
Our bulwark and defence,
The shield of all Thy children,
Their joyful confidence.

4 O heart of God, inspire us,
With love our spirits blend;
May every thought and purpose
Like holy prayer ascend,
Breathe on us now, O Saviour!
Speak to us from above,
Fill all our hearts with gladness,
The gladness of Thy love.


Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #545

Author: J. V. Smith

Smith, John Vipond. (Cumberland, England, 1846--March 29, 1915, Montreal, Quebec). Methodist. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Sharon, 1870-1871; Bond Head, 1871-1872; Sarnia, 1872-1873; Drummondville, 1873-1874; St. Thomas, 1874-1877; Galt, 1877-1880; Windsor, 1880-1882; London, 1883-1889, 1898-1901; Toronto, 1889-1894, 1901-1909; Hamilton, 1894-1898, 1910-1913; and Montreal, 1914-1915. He died while serving on the committee which compiled the Methodist Hymn Book of 1917, which includes some of his work. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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