"Thine Forever, God of Love"
by Mary F. Maude, 1819-1913
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. Thine forever, God of Love!
Hear us from Thy throne above;
Thine forever may we be
Here and in eternity!
2. Thine forever! Oh, how blest
They who find in Thee their rest!
Savior, Guardian, heavenly Friend,
Oh, defend us to the end!
3. Thine forever, Lord of Life!
Shield us through our earthly strife.
Thou, the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Guide us to the realms of day.
4. Thine forever! Shepherd, keep
These Thy frail and trembling sheep
Safe alone beneath Thy care,
Let us all Thy goodness share.
5. Thine forever! Thou our Guide,
All our wants by Thee supplied,
All our sins by Thee forgiven;
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven.
Hymn #338 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Mal. 3:17
Author: Mary F. Maude, 1847, cento.
Composer: Justin, H. Knecht, 1797