O love divine, O blessed Jesus

O love divine, O blessed Jesus

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [O love divine, O blessed Jesus]
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1 O love divine, O blessed Jesus,
On Thee we lay every woe,
Though long the way we tread and weary,
Thou wilt not fail us we know.

O Love most divine teach us to sing,
Though long be life’s night and drear;
O Jesus on Thee our souls shall rest,
E’en though the dark valley be near.

2 O love divine upon Thee leaning,
Feeling our weakness and sin,
Give us Thy peace in time of trouble,
Make us more lowly within. [Refrain]

3 O love divine our richest blessing,
Boundless, yet ever so free,
Spring of life’s joy, in endless measure
May we drink deeply of Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #79

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O love divine, O blessed Jesus
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
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