O life, in whom is life indeed

O life, in whom is life indeed

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: BAPTISTE
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. O Life in whom is life indeed,
Through whom our best desires are freed,
Stir Thou that life in us, we plead;
We come to Thee, we come to Thee!

Refrain
We come to Thee, we come to Thee,
We come to Thee, we come to Thee.

2. O Light beyond men’s highest thought,
Beyond all wisdom seers have wrought,
Ne’er yet that light in vain was sought;
We come to Thee, we come to Thee! [Refrain]

3. O Good beyond the dreams of men,
Who makest stained lives white again,
Thou Christ, bestow Thy pureness when
We come to Thee, we come to Thee! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5101

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

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First Line: O life, in whom is life indeed
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: We come to thee

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The Cyber Hymnal #5101
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