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O loving and forgiving

O loving and forgiving

Author: Charles Swain
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 O loving and forgiving,
Ye angel words of earth,
Years were not worth the living,
If ye, too, had not birth.
O loving and forbearing,
How sweet your missions here!
The grief that ye are sharing,
Hath blessings in its tear.

2 O stern and unforgiving,
Ye evil words of strife,
That mock the means of living
With never-ending strife.
O harsh and unrelenting!
How would ye meet the grave,
If heaven as unrepenting
Forbore not nor forgave!

3 O loving and forgiving,
Ye angel words of earth,
Years were not worth the living,
If ye, too, had not birth:
Still breathe your influence o'er us,
When'er by passion cross'd,
And, angel-like, restore us,
The paradise we lost.



Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #59a

Author: Charles Swain

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First Line: O loving and forgiving
Author: Charles Swain
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of Progress #d133

Linden Harp #d105

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Linden Harp #59a

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