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O love, divine and tender, that through

O love, divine and tender, that through

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O love, divine and tender!
That through our homes doth move,
Veiled in the softened splendor
Of holy, household love;
A throne, without thy blessing,
Were labour without rest,
And cottages, possessing
Thy blessedness, are blest.

2 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, for ever sharing
Its joy, where "God is love."

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #264

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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First Line: O love, divine and tender, that through
Author: John S. B. Monsell



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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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d377

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #746

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #844

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1106

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1106

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d589

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #264

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Methodist Hymn-Book #814

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #827

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1401

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d529

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #799

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