79. Thou, Lord, Art Love, and Everywhere

1 Thou, Lord, art love, and everywhere
Thy name is brightly shown,
Beneath, on earth, Thy footstool fair,
Above, in heaven, Thy throne.

2 Thy ways are love; though they transcend
Our feeble range of sight,
They wind, through darkness, to their end
In everlasting light.

3 Thy thoughts are love; and Jesus is
The living voice they find;
His love lights up the vast abyss
Of the eternal mind.

4 Thy chastisements are love; more deep
They stamp the seal divine,
And by a sweet compulsion keep
Our spirits nearer Thine.

5 Thy heaven is the abode of love:
O blessed Lord, that we
May there, when time's deep shades remove,
Be gathered home to Thee.


Text Information
First Line: Thou, Lord, art love, and everywhere
Title: Thou, Lord, Art Love, and Everywhere
Author: James D. Burns, 1823-1864
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: God the Father: Love and Mercy; God: Love and Fatherhood
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1912

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us