Scripture Verse

Without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

Introduction

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George A. Gordon
(1853–1929)

Words: George A. Gor­don, 1915.

Music: St. Mag­nus, at­trib­ut­ed to Jer­e­mi­ah Clarke in The Di­vine Com­pan­ion, se­cond ed­i­tion, by Hen­ry Play­ford (Lon­don: 1707). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

O will of God beneath our life,
The sea beneath the wave:
From Thee we rise in mystic strife,
In Thee we find our grave.

O truth of God beneath our faith,
The rock on which we rest:
Thy Mind is near, Thy Spirit saith
Our home is in Thy breast.

O love of God beneath our loves,
The fountain to the stream:
The river of Thy peace it moves,
Its tide our surest dream.

O life of God beneath our death,
The sun behind our gloom:
Thy Christ proclaims in every breath,
The world of fadeless bloom.