Thy gentleness, O gracious word

Thy gentleness, O gracious word

Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne (1891)
Tune: THE WORD (Tate)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Thy gentleness!” O gracious word!
It binds me to my blessed Lord;
Where’er He leads me I will go—
His gentleness doth help me so!
He teaches me and makes me strong,
He helps me in the war with wrong;
He shields my soul from wicked hate!
His gentleness hath made me great!

2 Oh, why should God thus condescend
To treat a mortal as a friend?
And why should He with loving care
My daily portion so prepare?
I only know that every hour
I trust His mercy and His pow’r!
And while from Him the wicked flee
He shows His gentleness to me.

3 My God, I thank Thee for Thy love,
Whose daily ministry I prove;
I thank Thee for my friends and home,
And all the joys that from them come;
I thank Thee for the wondrous grace
That gives my soul a hiding place;
Thy countless mercies I confess,
And bless Thee for Thy gentleness.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #132

Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne

Susan Ketchum Bourne was the widow of the Rev. Shearjashub Bourne. She was largely identified with church and missionary work in the Congregational church of Manhattan, and was an active and charter member of Sorosis. She was perhaps best known to old New Yorkers as the chief founder and President of the Lydia F. Wadleigh Association. © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy gentleness, O gracious word
Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne (1891)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Gloria Deo #132

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The Church and Home Hymnal #303

The Friends' Hymnal #d640

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a132

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