In Him we live, and move, and have our being.@Acts 17:28
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Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)

Samuel Longfellow, 1864.

Germany, Sacred Melodies, by William Gardiner, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Gardiner (1770-1853)

O God, in whom we live and move,
Thy love is law, Thy law is love;
Thy present Spirit waits to fill
The soul which comes to do Thy will.

Unto thy children’s spirits teach
Thy love, beyond the powers of speech;
And make them know, with joyful awe,
The encircling presence of Thy law.

Its patient working doth fulfill
Man’s hope, and God’s all-perfect will,
Nor suffers one true word or thought,
Or deed of love, to come to naught.

Such faith, O God, our spirits fill,
That we may work in patience still.
Who works for justice, works for Thee;
Who works in love, Thy child shall be.