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

Full 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.

Refrain:
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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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