The Grace of Life Is Theirs

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1 The grace of life is theirs
who on this wedding day
delight to make their vows
and for each other pray.
May they, O Lord, together prove
the lasting joy of Christian love.
the lasting joy of Christian love.

2 Where love is, God abides:
and God shall surely bless
a home where trust and care
give birth to happiness.
May they, O lord, together prove
the lasting joy of such a love.
the lasting joy of such a love.

3 And when time lays its hand
on all we hold most dear,
and life, by life consumed,
fulfills its purpose here:
May we, O Lord, together prove
the lasting joy of Christian love.
the lasting joy of Christian love.

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Author: Fred Pratt Green

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First Line: The grace of life is theirs
Title: The Grace of Life Is Theirs
Author: Fred Pratt Green (1970)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1970 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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LOVE UNKNOWN

John Ireland (b. Bowdon, Cheshire, England, 1879; d. Rock Mill, Washington, Sussex, England, 1962) composed LOVE UNKNOWN in 1918 for the text "My song is love unknown"; the tune was first published in The Public School Hymn Book of 1919. A letter in the London Daily Telegraph of April 5, 1950, claim…

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RHOSYMEDRE

John David Edwards (b. Penderlwyngoch, Cardiganshire, Wales, 1805; d. Llanddoget, Denbighshire, North Wales, 1885) was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, England, and ordained an Anglican priest in 1833. He served parishes in Rhosymedre and Llanddoget and published a collection of hymn tunes, Origin…

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DARWALL

Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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Instances

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #526Image
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #698Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #534TextImage



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