Thou grace divine, encircling all

Thou grace divine, encircling all

Author: Eliza Scudder (1852)
Published in 72 hymnals

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1 THOU grace divine, encircling all,
A soundless, shoreless sea!
Wherein at last our souls shall fall,
O love of God, most free!

2 When over dizzy steeps we go,
One soft hand blinds our eyes,
The other leads us safe and slow,
O love of God, most wise!

3 And though we turn us from thy face,
And wander wide and long,
Thou hold'st us still in thine embrace,
O love of God, most strong!

4 But not alone thy care we claim,
Our wayward steps to win;
We know thee by a dearer name,
O love of God within!

5 And filled and quickened by thy breath,
Our souls are strong and free
To rise o'er sin and fear and death,
O love of God, to thee!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #93

Author: Eliza Scudder

Scudder, Eliza , niece of Dr. E. H. Sears, (q.v.), was born in Boston, U.S.A., Nov. 14,1821, and now (1888) lives in Salem, Massachusetts. Formerly an Unitarian, she some time ago joined the Protestant Episcopal Church. Her hymns in common use are:— 1. From past regret and present[faithlessness] feebleness . Repentance. In the Quiet Hours, Boston, 1875. 2. I cannot find Thee! Still on restless pinion . Seeking after God. Appeared in Longfellow and Johnson's Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. 3. In Thee my powers and treasures live. Faith. 4. Life of our life, and light of all our seeing! Prayer. In the Boston Quiet Hours, 1875. 5. The day is done; the weary day of thought and toil is past. Evening. In Sermons and Son… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou grace divine, encircling all
Author: Eliza Scudder (1852)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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