O Perfect Love   1 comment

Above:  Wedding Rings

Image Source = Jeff Belmonte from Cuiaba, Brazil


Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Words (1883), by Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932), wife a priest of The Church of England; both converted to Roman Catholicism in 1919



1.  O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,

Lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,

That theirs be the love which knows no ending,

Whom thou forevermore 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 nor pain nor death.

3.  Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;

Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,

And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow

That dawns upon eternal love and death.

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