O Ye Who Taste The Love Is Sweet

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O filii et filiae, Alleluia.

1 O ye who taste that love is sweet,
set way-marks for the doubtful feet
that stumble on in search of it.

2 Sing hymns of love; that some who hear
far off, in pain, may lend an ear.
Rise up and wonder and draw near.

3 Lead lives of love; that others who
behold your lives may kindle too
with love, and cast their lot with you.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #296

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, daughter of Gabriel, and sister of Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti, was born in London, Dec. 5, 1830, and received her education at home. Her published works include:— (1) Goblin Market, and Other Poems, 1862; (2) The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems, 1866 ; (3) Poems, mainly a reprint of Nos. 1 and 2, 1875; (4) A Pageant, and Other Poems, 1881, &c. In addition, Miss Rossetti has published several prose works, as:— Annus Domini (a book of prayers for every day in the year), 1874; Letter and Spirit of the Decalogue, 1883, and others. She has written very few hymns avowedly for church worship, but several centos have been compiled from her poems, and have passed into several hymn-books. The… Go to person page >

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First Line: O ye who taste that love is sweet
Title: O Ye Who Taste The Love Is Sweet
Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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