What grace, O Lord, and beauty shoneAuthor: Sir Edward Denny (1839)
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1 What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone
Around Thy steps below;
What patient love was seen all
Thy life and death of woe.
2 For ever on Thy burdened heart
A weight of sorrow hung;
Yet no ungentle, murmuring word
Escaped Thy silent tongue.
3 Thy foes might hate, despise, revile,
Thy friends unfaithful prove;
Unwearied in forgiveness still,
Thy heart could only love.
4 O give us hearts to love like Thee,
Like Thee, O Lord, to grieve
Far more for others' sin than all
The wrongs that we receive.
5 One with Thyself, may every eye
In us, Thy brethren, see
That gentleness and grace that spring
From union, Lord, with Thee.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone. Sir E. Denny. [The love of Jesus.] Appeared in his Selection of Hymns, 1839, No. 32. in 5 stanzas of 4 lines; and again in his Hymns and Poems, 1848, p. 71, and later editions. It has passed into most of the hymn-books of the Plymouth Brethren, and also into several other collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #6361||Clinton||What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone||CLINTON||Sir Edward Denny||220.127.116.11|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7280||What Grace, O Lord, and Beauty Shone||What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone||THIS ENDRIS NYGHT||Edward Denny||CM||<cite>Selection of Hymns</cite>, 1839|