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Thy life I read, my dearest Lord

Thy life I read, my dearest Lord

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 125 hymnals

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1 Thy life I read, my gracious Lord,
With transport all divine;
Thine image trace in every word,
Thy love in every line.

2 Methinks I see a thousand charms
Spread o'er thy lovely face,
While infants in thy tender arms
Receive the smiling grace.

3 I take these little lambs, said he,
And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest.

4 Death may the bands of life unloose,
But can't dissolve my love;
Millions of infant souls compose
The family above.

5 His words the happy parents hear,
And shout, with joys divine,
O Saviour, all we have and are
Shall be for ever thine.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #868

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy life I read, my dearest Lord
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #6729
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