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Love Is Freedom's Law

Representative Text

1 O love divine, unfathomed!
O shoreless sea of bliss!
Thy throne the highest heaven,
Yet flowing down to this
Dark world of guilt and sorrow,
Redeems the fettered soul;
Thy paths of peace I follow,
O love, our hearts extol!

O love! supreme affection!
We bow low at thy shrine,
Love is our great salvation;
O love divine!

2 Enshrined within the bosom
Of Father’s tender love,
We seem in deep mid-ocean
Of heaven’s bliss above;
Oh, wonders of redemption!
We gaze in silent awe
Upon the new creation,
Where love is freedom’s law. [Refrain]

3 Worlds of ecstatic glory
Love opens to our view,
Where saints and angels truly
Find joys forever new;
Sweet element of heaven!
He is supremely blest
Who, in thy sea o’erwhelmed
Has found eternal rest. [Refrain]

4 Love holds a royal scepter,
And Mercy looketh down,
Both calling to the sinner,
“Come wear a starry crown”;
Oh, sweet divine compassion!
Poor sinner, taste and see,
If grace thy heart may fashion,
Then love shall reign in thee. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O love divine, unfathomed!
Title: Love Is Freedom's Law
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O love, supreme affection



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #176

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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