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O will of God beneath our life

Full Text

1. O will of God beneath our life,
The sea beneath the wave:
From Thee we rise in mystic strife,
In Thee we find our grave.

2. O truth of God beneath our faith,
The rock on which we rest:
Thy Mind is near, Thy Spirit saith
Our home is in Thy breast.

3. O love of God beneath our loves,
The fountain to the stream:
The river of Thy peace it moves,
Its tide our surest dream.

4. O life of God beneath our death,
The sun behind our gloom:
Thy Christ proclaims in every breath,
The world of fadeless bloom.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5507

Author: G. A. Gordon

Born: January 23, 1853, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Gordon emigrated to America with his sister in 1871. His works include: The Christ of To-day, 1895 The Witness to Immortality in Literature, Philosophy and Life (New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1897) The New Epoch for Faith (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901) Revelation and the Ideal (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1913) Aspects of the Infinite Mystery, 1916 Humanism in New England Theology, 1920 My Education and Religion, an Autobiography, 1925 --www.hymntime.com/tch/… Go to person page >

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First Line: O will of God beneath our life
Author: G. A. Gordon

Tune

ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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