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How dearly God must love us

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1 How dearly God doth love us,
And this poor world of ours,
To spread blue skies above us,
And deck the earth with flow'rs!
There's not a blossom lowly,
Nor bird that cleaves the air,
But tells, in accents holy,
His kindness and his care.

2 He bids the sun to warm us,
And light the path we tread;
At night, lest aught should harm us,
He guards our lowly bed.
He gives our needful clothing,
And sends our daily food;
His love denies us nothing
His wisdom deemeth good.

3 The Bible, too, he gave us,
That tells how Jesus came,
Whose word can save and cleanse us
From guilt and sin and shame.
O may God's mercies move us
To serve him with our pow'rs;
For O, how he doth love us,
And this poor world of ours!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #320

Author: Mary Xavier

See also Sybil F. Partridge. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How dearly God must love us
Author: Mary Xavier
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O may God's mercies move us
Copyright: Public Domain


AMOR (56453)


George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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SHELLEY (Leslie)



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Christ in Song #d205

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Christ in Song #320

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Song Life for Sunday Schools #d59

Songs of Praise #d105

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d109

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #136

The Evergreen #d32

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The King's Praises #19

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The Morning Hour #46

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The New Hosanna #142

The New Shining Star #51

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The Shining Star #26

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #359

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Voices of Praise #189

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