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Thou, infinite in love

Thou, infinite in love

Author: Sarah Elizabeth Miles
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

Thou, infinite in love!
Guide this bewildered mind,
Which, like the trembling dove,
No resting-place can find
On the wild waters,—God of light,
Through the thick darkness lead me right!

Bid the fierce conflict cease,
And fear and anguish fly;
Let there again be peace,
As in the days gone by:
In Jesus’ name I cry to Thee,
Remembering Gethsemane.

Fain would earth’s true and dear
Save me in this dark hour;
And art not Thou more near?
Art Thou not love and power?
Vain is the help of man,—but Thou
Canst send deliverance even now.

Though through the future’s shade
Pale phantoms I descry,
Let me not shrink dismayed,
But ever feel Thee nigh;
There may be grief, and pain, and care
But, O my Father! Thou art there.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #333

Author: Sarah Elizabeth Miles

Miles, Elizabeth, nee Appleton, was born at Boston, U.S.A,, March 28, 1807, and married in 1833 to Solomon P. Miles, Head Master of the Boston High School, and afterwards the Principal of a private school for young ladies in the same city. He died in 1842. On leaving Boston, Mrs. Miles went to reside with her son at Brattleborough, Vermont. Her principal hymns are:— 1. The earth all light and loveliness. Part i. Summer. 2. When on devotion's seraph wing. Part ii., st. v., vii. Foretaste of Heaven. These two parts appeared as one hymn in The Christian Examiner, 1828. 3. Thou Who didst stoop below. Looking unto Jesus. Appeared in The Christian Examiner, 1827. Sometimes it begins with st. ii., "It was no path of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou, infinite in love
Author: Sarah Elizabeth Miles



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #333

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #333

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #693

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #693

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #404

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Hymns of the Church Universal #414

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Hymns of the Spirit #597

Lyra Sacra Americana #d203

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