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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918067
O Love! O Life! Our Faith and SightJohn G. Whittier (1807-1892)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
067SomersetWilliam H. Hewlett (1873-1940)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1O Love! O Life! Our faith and sight
Thy presence maketh one;
As through transfigured clouds of white
We trace the noonday sun.
2So to our mortal eyes subdued,
Flesh-veiled, but not concealed,
We know in Thee the fatherhood
And heart of God revealed.
3We faintly hear, we dimly see,
In differing phrase we pray;
But, dim or clear, we own in Thee
The Light, the Truth, the Way!
4Apart from Thee all gain is loss,
All labor vainly done;
The solemn shadow of Thy cross
Is better than the sun.
5Our Friend, our Brother, and our Lord,
What may Thy service be?
Nor name, nor form, nor ritual word,
But simply following Thee. Amen.
John14:6-96 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Colossians1:15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Jude1:21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

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