O what a gift the Father gave when he bestowed

O what a gift the Father gave when he bestowed

Author: Albert Midlane
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what a gift the Father gave when he bestowed
Author: Albert Midlane
Refrain First Line: O 'twas love, 'twas wondrous love

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Instances

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Christian Hymnal #d364
Hymns of Grace and Truth #189Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d266
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