Number: 533
Title: O Perfect Love
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1889
Author: Dorothy Frances Gurney, 1883
Scripture: Matthew 19:4-6
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  O perfect love, all human thought transcending,
    Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne,
    That theirs may 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 child-like 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 life.