O, the Love of my Lord




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O, the love of my Lord is the essence
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of all that I love here on earth.
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All the beauty I see he has given to me,
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And his giving is gentle as silence.

                    II
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Ev'ry day, ev'ry hour, ev'ry moment
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have been blessed by the strength of His love.
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At the turn of each tide he is there at my side,
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and his touch is as gentle as silence.

                    III
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There've been times when I've turned from his presence,
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and I've walked other paths, other ways;
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but I've called on his name in the dark of my shame,
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and his mercy was gentle as silence.
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