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What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone

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1 What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone
Around Thy steps below;
What patient love was seen in all
Thy life and death of woe.

2 For ever on Thy burdened heart
A weight of sorrow hung;
Yet no ungentle, murmuring word
Escaped Thy silent tongue.

3 Thy foes might hate, despise, revile,
Thy friends unfaithful prove;
Unwearied in forgiveness still,
Thy heart could only love.

4 One with Thyself may every eye
In us, Thy brethren, see
That gentleness and grace that spring
From union, Lord, with Thee.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #97

Author: Edward Denny

Denny, Sir Edward, Bart . Sir Edward Denny, son of Sir E. Denny, 4th baronet, of Tralee Castle, County of Kerry, was born 2 Oct., 1796, and succeeded his father in August, 1831. He is a member of the Plymouth Brethren, and has contributed largely to their hymnody. His first publication, in which many of his hymns appeared, was A Selection of Hymns, Lond. Central Tract Depot, 1839. This was followed by Hymns & Poems , Lond., 1848 (third ed., 1870). He has also published several prose works. Many of his hymns are popular, and are in extensive use as:—" A pilgrim through this lonely world"; "Bride of the Lamb, rejoice, rejoice"; “Bright with all His crowns of glory"; “Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart”; "Sweet feast of love d… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone
Author: Edward Denny (1839)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone. Sir E. Denny. [The love of Jesus.] Appeared in his Selection of Hymns, 1839, No. 32. in 5 stanzas of 4 lines; and again in his Hymns and Poems, 1848, p. 71, and later editions. It has passed into most of the hymn-books of the Plymouth Brethren, and also into several other collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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