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White as the wings of a dove

Yet shall ye be as a dove's shining wings

Author: L. F. Colle
Tune: [Yet shall ye be as a dove's shining wings]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Yet shall ye be as a dove’s shining wings,
Covered with silver and gold;
Gracious assurance the Word ever brings,
Promise of beauty untold.

Refrain
Shine on us, Savior, oh, shed forth Thy love;
Make us as white as the wings of a dove;
Shine on us, Savior, oh, shed forth Thy love;
Make us as white as the wings of a dove.

2. What tho’ our tent-homes are covered with dust,
While thro’ life’s desert we move;
Time cometh when they shall flutter, we trust,
White as the wings of a dove. [Refrain]

3. What tho’ our garments like leprosy cling,
Robes of self-righteousness wove;
Praises to Jesus! for yet we may sing,
Clad as the wings of a dove. [Refrain]

4. What tho’ we lie ’midst the filth of the earth,
Or as a prodigal rove;
We may come up from the Spirit’s new birth,
Clean as the wings of a dove. [Refrain]

5. What tho’ for years we have wandered in sin,
And ’gainst the Good Spirit strove;
Thro’ Heaven’s portals we yet may go in,
Pure as the wings of a dove. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7124

Author: L. F. Colle

Rev. L. F. Cole served churches in Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He was active in the Temperance movement and wrote several hymns. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Yet shall ye be as a dove's shining wings
Title: White as the wings of a dove
Author: L. F. Colle
Refrain First Line: Shine on us, Savior

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The Cyber Hymnal #7124
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The Cyber Hymnal #7124

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