In the Furnace of Thy Love

Why should a mortal man complain

Author: D. S. Warner (1883)
Tune: [Why should a mortal man complain]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why should a mortal man complain
At his trials in this wicked world?
Nay, let us thank God’s holy name
For all His love o’er us unfurled.

O Jesus, bear our souls above
Each wave of trouble that we meet;
Then in the furnace of Thy love
We’ll sing Thy praise with joy complete!

2 Oh, why should anyone oppressed
Forget the promise of our God!
To thee each providence is blest
If in love thou bear the chast’ning rod. [Refrain]

3 Oh, who would cast away the gold
We’ve gathered in the furnace flame!
And who would wish again the dross
Here purged in our Redeemer’s name? [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why should a mortal man complain
Title: In the Furnace of Thy Love
Author: D. S. Warner (1883)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, wing our souls above
Copyright: Public Domain



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