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LOVE AND LOYALTY
|104||Immortal Love, Forever Full|
|John G. Whittier,1866||Arranged from Wallace, William V., 1814-1865|
Immortal Love, forever full,
Forever flowing free,
Forever shared,for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea !
- We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the low est deeps,
For him no depths can drown.
- But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is he ;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.
- The healing of his seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain ;
We touch him in life's throng and press,
And we are whole again.
- O Lord, and Master of us all,
Whate'er our name or sign,
We own thy sway, we hear thy call,
We test our lives by thine. Amen.
|105||We Bear the Strain of Earthly Care|
We bear the strain of earthly care,
But bear it not alone ;
Beside us walks our brother Christ
And makes our task his own.
- Through din of market, whirl of wheels,
And thrust of driving trade,
We follow where the Master leads,
Serene and unafraid.
- The common hopes that make us men
Were his in Galilee ;
The tasks he gives are those he gave
Beside the restless sea.
- Our brotherhood still rests in him,
The Brother of us all,
And o'er the centuries still we hear
The Master's winsome call.
Ozora Stearns Davis, 1909