Of thy love some gracious token

Of thy love some gracious token

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Of thy love some gracious token
Grant us, Lord, before we go;
Bless the word which has been spoken,
Life and peace all bestow.
When we join the world again,
Let our hearts with thee remain;
O direct us!
O protect us,
Till we gain the heavenly shore,
Where thy people want no more!

2 Then, O Lord of mercy, hear us,
Guard our souls from every foe;
In all peril be thou near us,
In our weakness, strength bestow.
God of Israel, be our stay.
While we tread life's rugged way;
Nor forsake us,
Till thou take us,
To thyself to dwell with thee,
Through a bright eternity.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #282

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Of thy love some gracious token
Author: Thomas Kelly
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Of Thy love some gracious token. T. Kelly. [Close of Service.] First published in his Collection of Psalms & Hymns, Dublin, 1802, No. 256, in the following form:—

“Of Thy love, some gracious token,
Grant us, Lord, before we go;
Bless Thy word which has been spoken,
Life and peace on all bestow;
When we join the world again,
Let our hearts with Thee remain!
0 direct us, And protect us!
Till we gain the heav'nly shore,
Where Thy people want no more."

This text was rewritten and included in the 27th edition of Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1827, No. 373, Pt. 2, as:—

“Grant us, Lord, some gracious token
Of Thy love before we part;
Crown Thy word which has been spoken,
Life and peace to each impart;
And all blessings
Which shall sanctify the heart."

Both forms of the text are in common use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

A Church of England Hymn Book #92

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #63

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Hymns and Tunes #527

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d850

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Living Hymns #410

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Parish Hymns #221

Parish Psalmody #d635

Parish Psalmody #d647

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Precious Hymns #78

Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d169

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The Christian Hymn Book #759

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The Church Hymnary #622

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #212

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #212

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #410

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #282

The Silver Chime #d58

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The Silver Chime #70

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