Book of grace, and book of glory

Book of grace, and book of glory

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Tune: [Book of grace, and book of glory]
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1 Book of grace, and book of glory!
Gift of God to age and youth;
Wondrous in thy sacred story,
Bright, bright with truth,
Wondrous in thy sacred story,
Bright, bright with truth.

2 Book of love! in accents tender,
Speaking unto such as we;
May it lead us, Lord, to render
All, all to thee,
May it lead us, Lord, to render
All, all to thee.

3 Book of hope! the spirit, sighing,
Consolation finds in thee,
As it hears the Savior crying—
"Come, come to me,"
As it hears the Savior crying—
"Come, come to me."

4 Book of life! when we, reposing,
Bid farewell to friends we love,
Give us for the life then closing,
Life, life above,
Give us for the life then closing,
Life, life above.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #66

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

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