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

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 tender, that through
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Copyright: Public Domain



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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