We sigh for human love, from which

Author: Effie Smith Ely
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 We sigh for human love, from which
A whim or chance may sever,
And leave unsought the love of God,
Tho' God's love lasts forever.

2 We seek earth's peace in things that pass
Like foam upon the river,
While steadfast as the stars on high,
God's peaxe abides forever.

3 Man's help, for which we long, gives way,
As trees in storm-winds quiver,
But mightier than all human need
God's help remains forever.

4 Turn unto Thee our wav'ring hearts,
O Thou who failest never;
Give us Thy love and Thy great peace,
And be our Help forever!


Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #3

Author: Effie Smith Ely

Ely, Effie Smith. Wife of a Methodist minister, Rev. Joseph B. Ely, with whom she shared the work of rural parishes in the vicinity of Morristown, Tennessee. Born in Hawkins County, Tenn.; educated at Sullins College, Bristol, Tenn., and in Peabody Normal College, Nashville. --The Hymn Society, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: We sigh for human love, from which
Title: Forever
Author: Effie Smith Ely
Publication Date: 1953
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1953.



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