The Sweet Love Of God

There's a very sweet song in the depths of my soul

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [There's a very sweet song in the depths of my soul]
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There's a very sweet song in the depths of my soul,
And I'll sing it, dear Jesus, to Thee,
While my lips chant the praise which I cannot control
For the love wherwith Thou hast loved me.

Chorus:
O thy wonderful love is so precious to me,
And Thy grace is so rich and so free,
That my lips fill with praise which I cannot control
For the love wherewith Thou hast loved me.

2 I will sing of the peace in the depths of my soul,
Such a peace as the world cannot know.
Thro' Thy grace I am sweetly and consciously whole,
And my heart is washed white as the snow. [Chorus]

3 I will sing of the joy in the depths of my soul,
Of Thy wondrous forgiveness of sin,
Of the gladness that springs from Thy love's sweet control
And Thy presence and power within. [Chorus]

4 O Thy love is more sweet that the breath of the flow'rs!
'Tis a foretaste and earnest of heav'n,
And it fills with contentment and rapture the hours
That to me Thou hast graciously given. [Chorus]

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #55

Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a very sweet song in the depths of my soul
Title: The Sweet Love Of God
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O thy wonderful love is so precious to me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Best Hymns No. 2 #d140

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Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #5

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #640

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New Harvest Bells : For Sunday Schools, Revivals, and all Religious Meetings #11

Peerless Hymns #d216

Text

Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #55

Standard Hymns and Gospel Songs. Evangelical Congregational Church ed. #d89

The Heavenly Echoes #d94

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