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Perfect love, a heart o'erflowing

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1 Perfect love--a heart o'erflowing,
Lord, I yield,
Quickened by the Holy Spirit,
By it sealed.
Nothing else within remaining,
All is thine;
Perfect love my soul pervading,
Love divine.

2 Perfect trust--no question asking,
Not a doubt;
Even tho' dark clouds the sunshine
Would shut out.
Just behind the misty darkness
Shines the light,
And the blessed bow of promise
Greets my sight.

3 Perfect faith--thy word believing
All the way;
Not by sight my path pursuing Day by day;
One step only just before me
Need I know,
Only light for one step needed
As I go.

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #77

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Perfect love, a heart o'erflowing
Author: Ella E. Miles


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