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): Thine for ever! God of love,Hear us from Thy throne above;Thine for ever may we beHere and in eternity. Thine for ever! O, how blestThey who find in Thee their rest!Saviour, guardian, heavenly friend,O defend us to the end. Thine for ever! Lord of life,Shield us through our earthly strife;Thou the Life, the Truth, the Way,Guide us to the realms of...

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