Thou the Grace of Life Supplying

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1 Thou the grace of life supplying,
Thou the crown of life wilt give;
Dead to sin, and daily dying,
Life of life! in Thee we live.

2 Thirsting for the springs of waters
That by love's eternal law,
From the stricken Rock are flowing,
Well of life! from Thee we draw.

3 Laboring and heavy laden,
Wanting help in time of need,
Fainting by the way from hunger,
Bread of life! on Thee we feed.

4 In the land of cloud and shadow,
Where no human eye can see,
Light to those who sit in darkness,
Light of life! we walk in Thee.

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou the grace of life supplying
Title: Thou the Grace of Life Supplying
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Notes: And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent. Jn. 17:3.
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.


Text is the same as "Laboring and heavy laden," with the order of stanzas changed.


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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #308

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