O Perfect Love Lyrics
Author: Dorothy F Gurney
1 O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,
that theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
whom thou in sacred vow dost join in one.
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 no pain or death.
3 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife;
grant them the vision of the glorious morrow
that will reveal eternal love and life.
O Perfect Love Hymn Story
O Perfect Love, all human thought transcending is a wedding hymn written by Dorothy F Gurney in 1883. Dorothy wrote this hymn for her sister’s marriage in that year.
It was originally set to a tune known as Strength and Stay. However, in 1889, J Barnby changed the tune when this song was sung during the marriage of the Duke of Fife with Princess Louise of Wales.
Dorothy F Gurney was born on 4th October 1858 in the United Kingdom. She was the eldest daughter of Reverend F.GL Blomfield. She passed away in 1932.
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