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Beauty for Ashes Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the much loved hymn begin with "I sing the love of God, my Father, Whose Spirit abides within" as the first line of the hymn. Both the lyrics and the music of the "Beauty for Ashes" hymn were written by its American author and composer, John Grant Crabbe. The writer and composer, John Grant Crabbe, was born on November 29, 1865 and died on February 13, 1924. John Grant Crabbe was born in Mount Sterling, Ohio, United States and became famous as a composer and musician. We have placed "Beauty for Ashes" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the reverent lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

Beauty for Ashes Hymn
Title: Beauty for Ashes *** Name of Writer and Composer: John Grant Crabbe *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

 

 

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Beauty for Ashes
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Grant Crabbe (November 29, 1865 to February 13, 1924)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: John Grant Crabbe
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I sing the love of God, my Father, Whose Spirit abides within"
First Publication Date: 1889

 

Beauty for Ashes Lyrics

I sing the love of God, my Father,
Whose Spirit abides within,
Who changes all my grief to gladness,
And pardons me all my sin.
Though clouds may lower, dark and dreary,
Yet He has promised to be near;
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And "beauty for ashes" here.

Refrain

He gives me joy in place of sorrow;
He gives me love that casts out fear;
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And "beauty for ashes" here.

I sing the love of God, my Savior,
Who suffered upon the tree,
That, in the secret of His presence,
My bondage might freedom be.
He comes "to bind the brokenhearted";
He comes the fainting soul to cheer;
He gives me "oil of joy" for mourning,
And "beauty for ashes" here.

Refrain

I sing the beauty of the Gospel
That scatters, not thorns, but flowers,
That bids me scatter smiles and sunbeams
Wherever are lonely hours.
The "garment of His praise" it offers
For "heaviness of spirit" drear;
It gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And "beauty for ashes" here.

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