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O Love Divine

O Man of sorrows, mortal grief

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [O man of sorrows! mortal grief]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O man of sorrows! mortal grief
Thou knowest well;
The bitter pangs that Thou didst bear,
What tongue can tell!

O love divine, I call Thee mine;
My heart to Thee I bring.
Supremely blest
In Thee I rest,
My Savior King.

2 Despised of men, Thou gavest all,
Their souls to save,
Did’st bow Thy kingly head to meet
The cross, the grave. [Chorus]

3 O loved of God, O blessed Son,
I call to Thee;
Thro’ shade and sun, thro’ life and death,
Be near to me. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #27

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Man of sorrows, mortal grief
Title: O Love Divine
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O love divine, I call Thee mine
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #27

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