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On bend-ed knee; This is my earn-est plea-
GOD IS LOVE.
"Agape." 8s. & 7s. SIR JOHN BOWRING, (1792–1872) 1825.
John Henry Cornell, (1828–1894) 1865.
1. God is love: His mer - cy brightens All the path
in which we rove; 2. Chance and change are bus - y er ;
Man de- cays, and ges move; 3. E'en the hour that dark-est seem-eth, Will His changeless good-ness prove : 4. He with earth-ly cares en-twin-eth Hope and com fort from a - bove:
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens; God is wisdom, God is love.
Ev-erywhere His glo - ry shi-neth ; God is wisdom, God is love.
A - men.
My heart ful - fill its vow, Some offering bring Thee now, Something for Thee.
JESUS! THE VERY THOUGHT IS SWEET!
"Canonbury." BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, (1091–1153) TR. by Rev. JOHN MASON' NEALE, (1818—1866) 1866. abr.
Robert Schumann, (1810-1856)
1. Je-sus! the ver y thought is sweet! In that dear Name all heart-joys meet; 2. No word is sung more sweet than this, No Name is heard more full of bliss, 3. No tongue of mor- tal can
let - ters write the bless -ed - ness, 4. Remain with us, O Lord to-day, In ev
- ery heart Thy grace dis-play,
But oh! than hon - ey sweet - er far, The glimpses of His pres-ence are. No thought brings sweeter com-fort nigh, 'Than Je-sus, Son of God Most High.
A - lone, who hath Thee in his heart Knows, love of Je - sus, what Thou art. That now, the shades of night are fled, On Thee our spir - its may be fed.
Heaven's light is not more cheering, Heaven's dews are not more free.
If He loves us, what can grieve us ? If He keeps us, what can harm?
As a child, in pain or ter - ror, Hides him in His moth -er's breast,
As a sail - or seeks the ha-ven,-We would come to Him for rest.
Used by permission of The Century Co.
1. Bless - ed are the pure in heart, They have loved the bet - ter part; 2. When the sun be - gins to rise, Spreading brightness through the skies, 3. When the leaves in au- tumn die, Fall - ing fast and si - lent -ly,
When life's jour-ney they have trod, They shall go to see their God.
They will love to praise and bless Christ, the Son of Righteousness. “These,” they think,“that now seem dead, Shall in spring lift up their head.”
Till in glo ry they ap-pear, They shall oft - en see Him here;
And His grace shall learn to know In His glorious works be - low. “Thus the just shall shine" they say, “In the Resur-rec - tion - day.” They have loved the better part;-Bless-ed are the pure in heart!