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7280. What Grace, O Lord, and Beauty Shone

1. What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone
Around Thy steps below!
What patient love was seen in all
Thy life and death of woe.

2. For, ever on Thy burdened heart
A weight of sorrow hung;
Yet no ungentle, murmuring word
Escaped Thy silent tongue.

3. Thy foes might hate, despise, revile,
Thy friends unfaithful prove;
Unwearied in forgiveness still,
Thy heart could only love.

4. O give us hearts to love like Thee!
Like Thee, O Lord, to grieve
Far more for others’ sins than all
The wrongs that we receive.

5. One with Thyself, may every eye
In us, Thy brethren, see
The gentleness and grace that spring
From union, Lord, with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone
Title: What Grace, O Lord, and Beauty Shone
Author: Edward Denny (1839)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Selection of Hymns, 1839
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: DALEHURST, Arthur Cottman, 1874
Tune Information
Name: THIS ENDRIS NYGHT
Meter: CM
Incipit: 13455 67655 17654
Key: D Major
Source: 15th Century English carol
Copyright: Public Domain



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