So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

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
Name: SUSSEX
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



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

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.