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Ombersley. [FIRST TUNE.]

Maryton. [SECOND TUNE.]

(By permission of Novello and Company, Limited.)

L.M.

2 O Love of God, how deep and great!
Far deeper than man's deepest hate;
Self-fed, self-kindled like the light,
Changeless, eternal, infinite.

L.M.

LOVE of God, how strong and true!
Eternal and yet ever new;
Uncomprehended and unbought,
Beyond all knowledge and all thought.

p 30 heavenly Love, how precious still,
In days of weariness and ill,

In nights of pain and helplessness,
To heal, to comfort, and to bless!

W. H. GLADSTONE.

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30 All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord; and Thy saints shall bless Thee.-Ps. cxlv. 10.

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5 We read thee in the flowers, the trees,
The freshness of the fragrant breeze,
The songs of birds upon the wing,
The joy of summer and of spring.

H. PERCY SMITH.

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mf 40 wide-embracing, wondrous Love,
We read thee in the sky above;
We read thee in the earth below,
In seas that swell and streams that flow.

- men.

p 6 We read thee best in Him who came
To bear for us the cross of shame,
Sent by the Father from on high,
Our life to live, our death to die.

p 7 We read thy power to bless and save,
E'en in the darkness of the grave;
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We read the fulness of thy might.

f 8 0 Love of God, our shield and stay
Through all the perils of our way;
Eternal Love, in Thee we rest,
For ever safe, for ever blest!
H. Bonar.

81 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory.-Ps. lxxxiv. 11.

ORD of all being, throned afar,

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7 Father of Jesus, love's reward! What rapture will it be, Prostrate before Thy throne to lie, And gaze, and gaze on Thee!

F. W. Faber.

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2 Thy justice is the gladdest thing

Creation can behold;

Thy tenderness so meek, it wins The guilty to be bold.

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mf 3 Yet more than all, and evermore, Should we, Thy creatures, bless, Most worshipful of attributes, Thine awful holiness.

4 There's not a craving in the mind Thou dost not meet and still; There's not a wish the heart can have Which Thou dost not fulfil.

cr 5 All things that have been, all that are,
All things that can be dreamed,
All possible creations, made,
Kept faithful, or redeemed,-

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cr 6 All these may draw upon Thy power,
Thy mercy may command;
And still outflows Thy silent sea,
Immutable and grand.

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O little heart of mine! shall pain
Or sorrow make thee moan,
When all this God is all for thee,
A Father all thine own?

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F. W. Faber.

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