Blessed Gift

O thou blessed gift from heaven

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [O Thou blessed gift from Heaven]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O Thou blessed gift from Heaven,
Words Thy worth can never tell!
Sweetest boon to mortals given,
Is our Lord Immanuel.

Blessed gift, O gift from Heaven,
Words Thy worth can never tell;
Sweetest boon to mortals given,
Blessed gift, Immanuel.

2 Thro’ the long and troubled ages,
Heaven’s precious promise fell;
All the words of seers and sages,
Told of Christ Immanuel. [Refrain]

3 God had loved, and God had spoken,
God had loved, and loved so well;
Lo! He sent the dearest token,
Lo! He gave Immanuel. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13256

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O thou blessed gift from heaven
Title: Blessed Gift
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed gift, O gift from heaven
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13256
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The Cyber Hymnal #13256

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