By Name

O love, divine and wondrous deep

Author: F. H. Converse
Tune: [Oh, love divine and wondrous deep]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Oh, love divine and wondrous deep,
How strong that shepherd’s claim,
Who not alone doth lead His sheep,
But calleth each by name;
His voice we hear and follow all, follow all,
His guiding steps and gracious call, gracious call,
Whose voice we hear and follow all, follow all,
His guiding steps and gracious call.

2 I sought His blessèd cross alone,
Bowed down with sin and shame,
He met me there, in loving tone
He called to me by name;
All weary with my fruitless quest, fruitless quest,
I told Him all and thus found rest, thus found rest,
And weary with my fruitless quest, fruitless quest,
I told Him all and thus found rest.

3 I wondered, Lord, that Thou couldst know
Thus well the one who came,
Till Thou didst whisper sweet and low,
"I always knew thy name;
I give thee now My seal and sign, seal and sign,
That all may know that thou art Mine, thou art Mine;
I give thee now My seal and sign, seal and sign,
That all may know that thou art Mine."

4 Now gently guiding safe along,
His care remains the same,
Whose love appeareth tenfold strong,
Who knows His own by name,
And leads them out the shadows gray, shadows gray,
His ransomed up to perfect day, perfect day,
And leads from out the shadows gray, shadows gray,
His ransomed up to perfect day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8615

Author: F. H. Converse

Late 19th Century Contributed to the columns of the Christian Union. from Congregational Year-book, 1880-1881  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O love, divine and wondrous deep
Title: By Name
Author: F. H. Converse
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8615
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The Cyber Hymnal #8615

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