O Lord of life, and love, and power

O Lord of life, and love, and power

Author: Ella S. Armitage
Tune: BETHLEHEM (Fink)
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1. O Lord of life, and love, and power,
How joyful life might be,
If in Thy service every hour
We lived and moved with Thee;
If youth in all its bloom and might
By Thee were sanctified,
And manhood found its chief delight
In working at Thy side!

2. ’Tis ne’er too late, while life shall last,
A new life to begin;
’Tis ne’er too late to leave the past,
And break with self and sin;
And we this day, both old and young,
Would earnestly aspire
For hearts to nobler purpose strung,
And purified desire.

3. Nor for ourselves alone we plead,
But for all faithful souls
Who serve Thy cause by word or deed,
Whose names Thy book enrolls:
O speed Thy work, victorious King,
And give Thy workers might,
That thro’ the world Thy truth may ring,
And all men see Thy light.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5107

Author: Ella S. Armitage

E. S. A. The initials of Ella Sophia Armitage, née Bulley, daughter of S. M. Bulley, of Liverpool, and granddaughter of T. Raffles, D.D. (p. 948, ii.). She was born at Liverpool, March 3, 1841, and married in 1874 to the Rev. E. Armitage, M.A., now (1891) Theological Professor in the Congregational United College, Bradford. Mrs. Armitage has published: (1) The Childhood of the English Nation; (2) The Connection of England and Scotland; (3) The Education of a Christian Home; and (4) a Service of Song entitled The Garden of the Lord, Lond., Novello, 1881. In the last work there are 16 of her original hymns. Mrs. Armitage's hymns in common use include:— 1. Eternal Love, Whose law doth sway. Holy Matrimony. Written in 1879 for the marr… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord of life, and love, and power
Author: Ella S. Armitage
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