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O Love Divine and golden

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1 O Love divine and golden,
Mysterious depth and height,
To Thee the world beholden
Looks up for life and light;
O Love divine and gentle,
The Blesser and the Blest,
Beneath Thy care parental
The world lies down in rest.

2 O Love divine and tender,
That through our homes dost move,
Veiled in the softened splendor
Of holy household love,
A throne without Thy blessing
Were labor without rest,
And cottages possessing
Thy blessedness are blest.

3 God bless these hands united;
God bless these hearts made one!
Unsevered and unblighted
May they through life go on,
Here in earth's home preparing
For the bright home above,
And there forever sharing
Its joy where God is Love.

Amen.

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #546

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Love Divine and golden
Author: John S. B. Monsell (1866)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BLAIRGOWRIE (Dykes)

John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) wrote HARTFORD in 1872 for the text “The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden” on the occasion of a friend's wedding. The American tune title HARTFORD refers to the capital of Connecticut. The tune is known…

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