O love, of pure and heavenly birth!Translator: William Cowper; Author: Madame Guyon
Published in 6 hymnals
O love, of pure and heavenly birth!
O simple truth, scarce known on earth!
Whom men resist with stubborn will;
And, more perverse and daring still,
Smother and quench, with reasonings vain,
While error and deception reign.
Whence comes it, that, your power the same
As His on high from whence you came,
Ye rarely find a listening ear,
Or heart that makes you welcome here?—
Because ye bring reproach and pain,
Where'er ye visit, in your train.
The world is proud, and cannot bear
The scorn and calumny ye share;
The praise of men the mark they mean,
They fly the place where ye are seen;
Pure love, with scandal in the rear,
Suits not the vain; it costs too dear.
Then, let the price be what it may,
Though poor, I am prepared to pay;
Come shame, come sorrow; spite of tears,
Weakness, and heart–oppressing fears;
One soul, as least, shall not repine,
To give you room; come, reign in mine!
Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #590||O Love, of pure and heavenly birth!||1853|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #590||O Love, of pure and heavenly birth!||1857|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #415||O Love, of pure and heavenly birth!||Madame Guion||1855|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #415||O love, of pure and heavenly birth!||Madame Guion||1857|
|The Harp #662||O love, of pure and heavenly birth!||1856|
|Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion #11||O love, of pure and heavenly birth!||O love, of pure and heavenly birth!||William Cowper; Madame Guyon||1800|