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Timeless Love! We Sing the Story

Timeless love! we sing the story

Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Timeless love! We sing the story,
praise his wonders, tell his worth;
love more fair than heaven's glory,
love more firm than ancient earth!
Tell his faithfulness abroad:
who is like him? Praise the Lord!

2 By his faithfulness surrounded,
north and south his hand proclaim;
earth and heaven formed and founded,
skies and seas, declare his Name!
Wind and storm obey his word:
who is like him? Praise the Lord!

3 Truth and righteousness enthrone him,
just and equal are his ways;
more than happy, those who own him,
more than joy, their songs of praise!
Sun and Shield and great Reward:
who is like him? Praise the Lord!

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #817a

Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith

Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) Educated at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Dudley-Smith has served the Church of England since his ordination in 1950. He has occupied a number of church posi­tions, including parish priest in the diocese of Southwark (1953-1962), archdeacon of Norwich (1973-1981), and bishop of Thetford, Norfolk, from 1981 until his retirement in 1992. He also edited a Christian magazine, Crusade, which was founded after Billy Graham's 1955 London crusade. Dudley-Smith began writing comic verse while a student at Cambridge; he did not begin to write hymns until the 1960s. Many of his several hundred hymn texts have been collected in Lift Every Heart: Collected Hymns 1961-1983 (1984), Songs of Deliverance: Thirt… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Timeless love! we sing the story
Title: Timeless Love! We Sing the Story
Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 1970 Timothy Dudley-Smith in Europe and Africa; © Hope Publishing Company for the United States of America and the rest of world.

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Instances

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Text

Ancient and Modern #817a

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Ancient and Modern #817b

Church Family Worship #372

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Common Praise #268

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Complete Mission Praise #707

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #47a

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #47b

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #23

Scripture Song Database #3678

Sing Glory #100

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #100

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