O Perfect Love

Verse 1:

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O perfect Love, all human thought transcending
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Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne

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That theirs may be the love which knows no ending
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Whom Thou forevermore dost join in one

Verse 2:

O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance
Of tender charity and steadfast faith
Of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance
With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death

Verse 3:

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife
And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow
That dawns upon eternal love and life

Verse 4:

Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving
Through Jesus Christ, Thy coeternal Word
Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living
Now and to endless ages art adored