12641. Perfect In Love! Lord, Can It Be

1 "Perfect in love!"—Lord, can it be,
Amidst this state of doubt and sin,
While foes so thick without I see,
With weakness, pain, disease within:
Can perfect love inhabit here,
And, strong in faith, extinguish fear?

2 O Lord! amidst this mental night,
Amidst the clouds of dark dismay,
Arise! arise! shed forth Thy light,
And kindle love’s meridian day.
My Savior God, to me appear,
So love shall triumph over fear.

Text Information
First Line: "Perfect in love!"—Lord, can it be
Title: Perfect In Love! Lord, Can It Be
Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Source: Hymns for the Chamber of Sickness by James Edmeston (London: Religious Tract Society, 1844)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: SELENA by Isaac B. Woodbury, ST. PETERSBURG by Dmitri S. Bortniansky, VISION by W. Howard Doane
Tune Information
Arranger: James George Walton (1864)
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Crown of Jesus Music, by Henri F. Hemy (London: 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain

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