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The Unfailing Love

We read in the dear old chapters

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [We read in the dear old chapters]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We read in the dear old chapters,
In times when weary grown,
Of the love that never faileth
To find and bless its own;
And sweet are the words with comfort,
As through this land we go,
The love that has failed us never,
Will fail us not below.

And sweet are the words with comfort,
As thro’ this land we go,
The love that has failed us never,
Will fail us not below.

2 No matter what ills betide us
Here in this lower land,
We can turn from the ills that vex,
And reach the Savior’s hand;
We can lean on the love unfailing,
Like an arm that is strong and true,
And see it is sure and steadfast
The whole long journey through. [Refrain]

3 O love, thou art like a fountain,
The summers can not dry;
Thou comest to hearts aweary,
Like rain from a tender sky;
Refreshed by the gentle shower,
All trust fully we say;
The love that has failed us never,
Will follow us all the way. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #23

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We read in the dear old chapters
Title: The Unfailing Love
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: And sweet are the words with comfort
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: Public Domain


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