Lord’s Day Hymn – “Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens”

“God Is Love, His Mercy Brightens”
By John Bowring, 1825

God is love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens:
God is wisdom, God is love.

Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never:
God is wisdom, God is love.

E’en the hour that darkest seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the mist His brightness streameth:
God is wisdom, God is love.

He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth:
God is wisdom, God is love.

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3 responses to “Lord’s Day Hymn – “Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens”

  1. Delwyn Hyslop

    How can I find the tune that John Bowring’s hymn “God is Love” was set to, please?

  2. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Great to see this lovely hymn posted. John Bowring was a truly remarkable man. Today is the 221st anniversary of his birth. To learn a bit about him, see my blog here…
    http://wordwisehymns.com/2010/10/17/today-in-1792-john-bowring-born/

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