Love Which Passeth Knowledge

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1 Of Him Who did salvation bring,
I’m at the fountain drinking,
I could forever think and sing,
I’m on my journey home.
Glory to God, I’m at the fountain drinking,
Glory to God, I’m on my journey home.

2 Ask but His grace, and lo! ’tis giv’n,
I’m at the fountain drinking,
Ask, and He turns your hell to heav’n,
I’m on my journey home.
Glory to God, I’m at the fountain drinking,
Glory to God, I’m on my journey home.

3 Tho’ sin and sorrow wound my soul,
I’m at the fountain drinking,
Jesus, Thy balm will make me whole,
I’m on my journey home.
Glory to God, I’m at the fountain drinking,
Glory to God, I’m on my journey home.

4 Where’er I am, where’er I move,
I’m at the fountain drinking,
I meet the object of my love,
I’m on my journey home.
Glory to God, I’m at the fountain drinking,
Glory to God, I’m on my journey home.

5 Insatiate to this Spring I fly,
I’m at the fountain drinking,
I drink, and yet am ever dry,
I’m on my journey home.
Glory to God, I’m at the fountain drinking,
Glory to God, I’m on my journey home.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #148

Translator: Anthony Wilhelm Boehm

Anthony Wilhelm Boehm Germany 1673-1722 He was a German Lutheran royal chaplain at St. James Palace in London, having been educated at Lemgo and Hameln and at the University of Halle. He was known as an author and translator. In 1698 he was called to Arolsen to educate the t two daughters of the Count of Woldeck, but his religious opinions were not acceptable to some of the clergy there, and the count let him go. He took an offer to teach for German families in London.At this time he was frail and on a small income. After studying English, he opened a school in 1702. When Prince George of Denmark, at the request of Queen Anne, introduced the “Book of Common Prayer” into his Lutheran Chapel, Boehm was recommendedby his friend Hein… Go to person page >

Author: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >

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