O Love Divine! O Matchless Grace!

O love divine, O matchless grace

Author: Edmund Turney
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 O love divine! O matchless grace!
Which in this sacred rite
Shines forth so full, so free, in rays
Of purest living light.

2 O wondrous death! O precious blood!
For us so freely spilt,
To cleanse our sin-polluted souls
From every stain of guilt.

3 O covenant of life and peace,
By blood and suffering sealed!
All the rich gifts of gospel grace
Are here to faith revealed.

4 Jesus, we bow our souls to Thee,
Our life, our hope, our all,
While we, with thankful, contrite hearts,
Thy dying love recall.

5 O may Thy pure and perfect love
Be written on our minds;
Nor earth, nor self, nor sin obscure
The ever-radiant lines.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #538

Author: Edmund Turney

Turney, Edward, D.D., an American Baptist minister, was born at Easton (then Weston), Connecticut, May 6, 1816, and graduated at Madison University, New York. He was successively pastor at Hartford and at Granville, Ohio (1842-47); Professor of Biblical Criticism, Madison University, 1850, and also of Biblical Literature at Fairmount Theological Seminary, Cincinnati (1853-58). Subsequently he taught in Washington, District of Columbia. He died at Washington, Sept. 28, 1872. He published Baptismal Hymn, 1862, and Memorial Poems and Hymns, 1864. Of these hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus. Peace and Rest in Jesus. 2. Come to Jesus, little one (1860). Invitation. 3. I will go in the strength… Go to person page >

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First Line: O love divine, O matchless grace
Title: O Love Divine! O Matchless Grace!
Author: Edmund Turney
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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