Of thy love some gracious token

Of thy love some gracious token

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: HENLLAN
Published in 18 hymnals

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Of thy love some gracious token
Author: Thomas Kelly

Notes

Of Thy love some gracious token. T. Kelly. [Close of Service.] First published in his Collection of Psalms & Hymns, Dublin, 1802, No. 256, in the following form:—

“Of Thy love, some gracious token,
Grant us, Lord, before we go;
Bless Thy word which has been spoken,
Life and peace on all bestow;
When we join the world again,
Let our hearts with Thee remain!
0 direct us, And protect us!
Till we gain the heav'nly shore,
Where Thy people want no more."

This text was rewritten and included in the 27th edition of Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1827, No. 373, Pt. 2, as:—

“Grant us, Lord, some gracious token
Of Thy love before we part;
Crown Thy word which has been spoken,
Life and peace to each impart;
And all blessings
Which shall sanctify the heart."

Both forms of the text are in common use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book #92
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #63
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #75Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #527Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d850
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #410Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #221Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d635
Parish Psalmody #d647
Precious Hymns #78Page Scan
Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d169
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #759Page Scan
The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #212
The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #212
The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d267
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #282Page Scan
The Silver Chime #d58
The Silver Chime: a cluster of Sabbath school melodies, tunes, sentences, chants, etc., for the use of children and teachers in their school exercises, devotions, and recreations, to which is added... #70Page Scan



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