Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "God of Love" lyrics, Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702-October 26, 1751),
was born in London, England and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer and pastor of an independent congregation for dissenting ministers.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "God of Love", Thomas Clark (February 5, 1775 (Date Baptised)-May 30, 1859),
was born in Canterbury, Kent, England and
became famous as a chorister, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: God of Love
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702
to October 26, 1751)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Clark (February 5, 1775 (Date Baptised) to
May 30, 1859)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Father of peace, and God of love, We own Thy power to save"
First Publication Date:
God of Love Lyrics
Father of peace, and God of love,
We own Thy power to save,
That power by which our Shepherd rose
Victorious o'er the grave.
Him from the dead Thou brought'st again,
When by His sacred blood,
Confirmed and sealed forevermore
Th'eternal covenant stood.
O may Thy Spirit seal our souls,
And mold them to Thy will,
That our weak hearts no more may stray,
But keep Thy covenant still.
That all we think and all we do
Be pleasing in Thy sight,
Through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise
In endless glory bright.