Thine for ever! God of love

Thine for ever! God of love. Mary Fawler Maude* (1819-1913). Written in 1847 for her class in the Sunday School at Newport, Isle of Wight, where her husband was curate. It was printed at the beginning of Twelve Letters on Confirmation ‘by a Sunday School Teacher’ (1848). It was included in her privately printed Memorials of Past Years (1852). It is normally abbreviated to five verses from the original seven, omitting verses 6 and 7, which would be awkward to sing because of the run-on between the verses: Thine for ever in that day When the world shall pass away: When the trumpet note shall sound, And the nations underground Shall the awful summons hear, Which proclaims the...

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