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115. God is love, His mercy brightens

1 God is love, His mercy brightens
all the path in which we rove;
bliss He wakes and woe He lightens:
God is wisdom, God is love.

2 Chance and change are busy ever,
man decays, and ages move;
but His mercy waning never:
God is wisdom, God is love.

3 Even the hour that darkest seeming,
will His changeless goodness prove;
from the mist His brightness streaming:
God is wisdom, God is love.

4 He with earthly cares entwining
hope and comfort from above;
everywhere His glory shining:
God is wisdom, God is love.

Text Information
First Line: God is love, His mercy brightens
Author: John Bowring, 1792-1872
Refrain First Line: God is wisdom, God is love
Meter: 87 8 and Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Topic: God Through the Years: His Providence
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 87 8 and Refrain
Key: G Major
Source: English Traditional Melody; Arr.: English Hymnal 1906
Copyright: Arr. by permission of Oxford University Press

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