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Redeemed By Love

The burden of my life has rolled

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [The burden of my life has rolled]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The burden of my life has rolled—
I’ve struggled through the mire!
The love of Christ I have and hold,
And nothing more desire!

Refrain:
Redeemed by love, Immortal love!
Which sways all worlds above;
A fathomless and shoreless sea
Which flows for all humanity.

2 I’ve left the path of death and sin,
The way of life I trace,
While round about me and within
Flow endless streams of grace. [Refrain]

3 Sin’s luring song is lost among
The strains that come to me
From those who sing the triumph song
Beside the crystal sea. [Refrain]

4 The joy of worldly pleasure calls,
But thrills no more my breast,—
I look beyond, at jasper walls
And palaces of rest. [Refrain]

5 By step and step of joy I rise—
I feel a Presence strong!
The song within my spirit dies—
My joy surpasses song. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #95

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The burden of my life has rolled
Title: Redeemed By Love
Author: James Rowe
Language: English

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