One there is above all others, O how he lovesAuthor: Marianne Nunn
Tune: CARITAS (Beaty)
Published in 83 hymnals
One there is above all others, O how He loves. Marianne Nunn. [Jesus the Friend.] The first stanza of this hymn is:—
"One there is above all others:—
0 how He loves!
His is love beyond a brother's;
0 how He loves !
Earthly friends may fail and leave us,
This day kind, the next bereave us;
But this friend will ne'er deceive us,
0 how He loves!"
This hymn appeared in her brother's (J. Nunn's) Psalms & Hymns , 1817, in 4 stanzas, and was intended as an adaptation of J. Newton's hymn as below, to the Welsh air “Ar hyd y nos." From Nunn's Psalms & Hymns. it has passed into numerous collections, and sometimes as "One is kind above all others." Original text in Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 449.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Complete Mission Praise #542||One there is above all others, well deserves||188.8.131.52.7.7||2000|